Category Archives: Deciduous Species

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’

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Family: Sapindaceae

Provenance: Two volunteer seedlings collected from mature tree behind house at 72 Thurston St.

Date Acquired: 4/2017

Approx. Age at Acquisition: 1-2 years old

Notes:

-4/17, Trees collected and potted up.

-9/4/17, Trees grew strongly through summer.

To do: Trees must be repotted next to eachother through hole in board and allowed to fuse and thicken.

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Carpinus sp.

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Family: Betulaceae

Provenance: Volunteer seedling clump collected from Arnold Arboretum near oaks.

Date Acquired: 3/2017

Approx. Age at Acquisition: 2-3 years old

Notes:

-3/2017, Tree collected and potted up.

To do: Trees must be repotted in sand to allow roots to get long and stringy for root over rock or perhaps windswept style.

Acer rubrum (Red Maple) #2

Family: Sapindaceae

Provenance: Volunteer seedling transplanted from Burlington back yard.

Date Acquired: 8/2013

Approx. Age at Acquisition: 1-2 years old

Notes:

-8/2013, Tree transplanted and planted over rock; roots wrapped in plastic wrap.

-3/2016, Tree dug up and roots examined. Large tap roots wrapped over rock but without much additional branching. Roots rewrapped and soil placed near upper roots to encourage new rooting. Replanted in same spot.


To do: Tree must be allowed to thicken further for one or two seasons.

Acer rubrum (Red Maple)

Family: Sapindaceae

Provenance: Volunteer seedling transplanted from Burlington back yard.

Date Acquired: 8/2013

Approx. Age at Acquisition: 1-2 years old

Notes:

-8/2013, Tree transplanted and planted over tile in backyard in Burlington, MA and allowed to thicken.

-11/2016, Tree healthy but not much larger

-Spring 2017, Tree killed for unknown reason


Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

Family: Cornaceae

Provenance: Two airlayers from parent tree in Winchester, MA. Layers started 6/2016.

Date Acquired: 9/2016

Approx. Age at Acquisition: Layered branches 5-15 years old. Tree possibly greater than 40 years old.

Notes:

-9/2016, Two airlayers removed after leaves had dropped on brach but not on rest of tree. Callous tissue on cut sites of both layers and few, minuscule reddish roots. Some dead stems but some buds still living. Layers dusted in rooting hormone and potted in 50% sphagnum and 50% bonsai mix. Fingers crossed.

-11/2106, Layers moved inside to back porch for the winter.

-3/1/17, Not many signs of life, but some branch tips are still alive.

-4/18/17, Some twigs still green and pliable, but not swelling or budding.

-5/17, Airlayer expired


Chaenomeles japonica (Flowering Quince) #2

Chaenomeles japonica (Flowering Quince) #2

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Family: Rosaceae

Provenance: Airlayered from larger Chaenomeles

Date Acquired: 11/2016

Approx. Age at Acquisition: Branch approx. 3-5 years old.

Notes:

-11/2016, Airlayer removed from parent tree with very few roots due to tightness of sphagnum moss. Potted in sphagnum/bonsai mix to prevent desiccation. Layer seems alive.

-2/25/17, With unseasonably warm weather, the airlayer already shows signs of breaking buds.

-2/28/17, Tree is pruned to mame size, and transplanted into a tiny pot. Not many roots, but the layer seems alive and may survive with adequate watering.

-4/18/17, A few minuscule leaves but no other signs of growth.

-5/17 Airlayer expired