Japanese Maple from AUCTION

 

I bought this little japanese maple at a club summer auction for about £25. This picture was taken 27th April 2014

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This was the picture taken after branch selection, and first styling. The tree needs to be air layered to soften the lower trunk. Picture taken 14th June 2014

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Once the leaf drop I cut out all the branches that where not in the correct place and also cut back the thick back branch that was too thick and ramification needs to start closer to the trunk. I also cut out the branches that had deep wire marks. Pictures taken 25th December 2014:

 

 

 

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So yesterday I cut the old root system off this tree and put it in a pond basket. The new ground layered roots had a good spread and seemed healthy. I’ve also thread grafted a new branch which I think I snapped so don’t know if it will survive.