Monday, February 4, 2013

Three little birds

It took exactly one hour to find, cut, dig, bag and get these three shohin sized trunks back to the house. The three little birds:

I used a 1:1 ration of pumice and turface. These three all came up with an unusually high amount of close feeder roots from the other hornbeam I've been seeing in the area. I attribute that to them all growing in a wetter, low lying area of the woods where heavy rains would likely flood the first few inches of the trunk. I've read that roots that don't need to elongate to find water, tend to stay closer to the root ball. Here's where the collected collection stands:

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