Large Maple Groundlayer

A couple of months ago I managed to have a look at the new roots growing on this very large Japanese Maple garden tree that I had ground layered two years ago here.

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 autumn 2017

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March 2018

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Evidence of new roots

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Wooden box removed and rootball undercut

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Plenty of new root beginning to thicken.  These were spread and left to extend and thicken.

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No new roots on this side.  Older thicker roots were trimmed around the whole tree.

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The bare side was cut again and pasted with rooting hormone.  Tree replanted with free draining soil mix and covered.

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Back in the flower bed for another two years.

Ground Layers Update

The rest of my material that was ground layered two years ago:

Japanese Larch twin trunk

Jan 2018

Silver Birch

Cut sacrifice branch Jan 2018

Field Maple

January 2018

Field Maple corky bark.  Air layer candidate.

Japanese Maple garden tree.

Jan 2018

fine root