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Just messin' around

Posted by head_cutter Vietnam (My Page) on
Thu, May 23, 13 at 22:55

Hi all, was pruning a ficus around 3 years ago and stuck this pencil sized cutting in the back garden. We were cleaning up a few months ago and I found it. Now it 'was' about 6' tall.

The base is a healthy 6 cm and the surface roots were interesting so I took the time to pot it up. Since I 'stumped' it I'll just grow in a crown to hide the top. Nothing earth shaking but it should make a nice little tree in the future.

It's been cut back severely three times - back to the last leaf - then allowed to re-grow.

Bob


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RE: Just messin' around

Personally, I think that is very cool.


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RE: Just messin' around

BOB,,Long time not talking to you.. love the trunk !! are you planning a new apex for it now ??? it is not fair that trees grow so well and fast for you !!!! hope every thing is going good for you..take care john


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RE: Just messin' around

Been busy with the cafe and other things. Just going to grow a broad canopy to hide the cut - actually since I posted that pic it's grown in a lot; almost time to cut it back again.

It was a branch cutting so most of the new branches are growing horizontal to the trunk. Probably won't need much wiring to get new branches in the right position.


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