Thursday, July 4, 2013

yamadoris - mixed results

At the start of the year I collected several, mostly small, yamadoris, pine, birch, spruce and one large whitethorn. The latter has taken fairly well, given it's large size and relatively small root. The pines were a mixed bag and it's with these that I had most casualties, mainly due, I think, to a lack of shelter from cold winds in late spring. All the birches remain alive although I'd have expected more growth. The spruces are doing fine.

some fresh shoots, the cut reveals some deep cracks running down the stem,
 probably from the original site clearance
strong straight stem

background shows the largest pine collected,
one of the failures in the front

it was great to see some buds finally open and a few candles appear

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