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Old 11-23-2004, 01:43 PM
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Thanks. Actually the only thing that kept going into the pool was the head to the mallet. Came right off the hammer.

Just an FYI, it is Aproct, NOT Apricot. Just and FYI....
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:11 PM
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MidAtlantic we pay basically the same prices for the EP Henry products. My main place of supply is BF Landscape Factory. You can visit their website for information on them.
www.bflandscape.com
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:13 PM
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Just an FYI, it is Aproct, NOT Apricot.
Sorry bout that, now we know what happens when dyslexics use spell check.

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Old 11-23-2004, 11:35 PM
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Multi-stem 'Tamuke yama'

Here is an Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamuke yama' that I grafted in 1997. It has four co-dominant stems and each is grafted. I grafted about 100 of these for Cecil Pounders, the patent holder of Dixie series hollies. He took half and I got the culls. heh heh. Actually he got the first pick and we then alternated. My scion and grafting. His understock. A lot of multiple grafted Maples. The next time I have a good multi understock I will graft upright trees so to see the trunk configuration through out the seasons.
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Elmore/Acer%20palmatum%20dissectum%20Tamuke%20yama/multi-stemTamukeyama1-15-03.jpg"width=750>
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Elmore/Acer%20palmatum%20dissectum%20Tamuke%20yama/4-codominantstemTamukeyama4252003.jpg"width=750>
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Old 11-24-2004, 02:00 AM
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Here are a few pics...I'll try to get some better ones up later.

Before




After Pavers ( the rest of the driveway we are doing next year)


Still need some backfill Almost complete





During construction. I'll get some before's tomorrow




Drainage





Complete




Before RR ties





After




Last one for now
My pup Sadie

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Old 11-24-2004, 03:27 AM
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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamuke yama'
Elmos,
That's a great job. I have had difficulty grafting MS without at least one of the stems swelling, even more so in dwarf stock/cultivars. I was hoping you might be able to answer a few questions I had, from a practical perspective?

I was wondering if you could tell me the parent root stock you used? What was the graft age vs. root stock age? I would guess this is a 6-9 year tree? Is the growth rate faster on MS than single stem grafts?

What was the age at last transplant, and what root pruning method did you use ( if any ) prior to transplant?I also noticed that there is almost no sign of crossed branching or visible wear damage on the bark. How much time did you spend on pruning?

Sorry about all the questions, but I have 50 grafted single main-stem cultivars, ranging from 1 to 4 years.

There are very few farms in this area ( mid-west really ), that grow Acer p. dissectum, Pieris japonicum or Kalmia latifolia. I prefer stock grown in local conditions, especially specimen plantings, and was hoping you might give me a few tips when it comes to grafting and rootstock preferences for any of the above.

BTW,
Is 'Tamuke yama' one word or two?

Thanks.

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Old 11-24-2004, 03:50 AM
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Nice detail. Terrific improvement over the existing. It's amazing what a clean install and getting rid of straight lines can do for the aesthetics on a home.
I will just add one thing, simply a matter of personal preference. I would have used copper coming out of the back patio paver's, instead of PVC for the drain risers. I tie the copper into the PVC with Fernco's. Copper always seems to give a look of quality and permanence that you can't get out of other materials, again simply MHO.


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Old 11-24-2004, 11:17 AM
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Nice detail. Terrific improvement over the existing. It's amazing what a clean install and getting rid of straight lines can do for the aesthetics on a home.
Thanks for the comments. The Pcv has since been painted to match the beams, and doesn't stand out nearly as much, However, I do agree with you that copper would look alot better. How exactly do you tie it in with the pcv, and where do you get your materials?

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Old 11-24-2004, 01:05 PM
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Here is the before from that patio



Another before


Midway.

I can't find the sod pics, so these will have to do



Before

After


Misc. Paver pic




Thats it for now
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Old 11-24-2004, 02:29 PM
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Tamuke yama (two words)

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Elmos,
That's a great job. I have had difficulty grafting MS without at least one of the stems swelling, even more so in dwarf stock/cultivars. I was hoping you might be able to answer a few questions I had, from a practical perspective?

I was wondering if you could tell me the parent root stock you used? What was the graft age vs. root stock age? I would guess this is a 6-9 year tree? Is the growth rate faster on MS than single stem grafts?

What was the age at last transplant, and what root pruning method did you use ( if any ) prior to transplant?I also noticed that there is almost no sign of crossed branching or visible wear damage on the bark. How much time did you spend on pruning?

Sorry about all the questions, but I have 50 grafted single main-stem cultivars, ranging from 1 to 4 years.

There are very few farms in this area ( mid-west really ), that grow Acer p. dissectum, Pieris japonicum or Kalmia latifolia. I prefer stock grown in local conditions, especially specimen plantings, and was hoping you might give me a few tips when it comes to grafting and rootstock preferences for any of the above.

BTW,
Is 'Tamuke yama' one word or two?

Thanks.

Regards,
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Active, 'Tamuke yama', two words. Root stock was Acer palmatum. Many that I did on this occasion were var. atropurpureum or somewhat so. The age of the under stock was probably about 3-4 years, most were well branched, 1g. The under stock appeared to be of local origin. I don't remember the specifics of transplants but it was held too long in a gallon and may have been transplanted into a 3g before being planted in the ground. I think that it remained in a gallon container until planted in the ground in 1998. It was transplanted to it's current site in about 2000 and I estimate it's height at about 24" at that time. It is now about 9' across and 4' 2" tall. No pruning to speak of. After the last transplanting I did install a branch separator for about a year. I felt that the largest two stems were too close. It worked just fine. You can't edit these posts, can you? The pictures that I previously posted were made in January and April, 2003. Here is a photo of this maple made in the summer of 2001. Notice the piece of wood, wedged in between the rear two trunks, separating them.
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Elmore/Acer%20palmatum%20dissectum%20Tamuke%20yama/tamukeyama4stemsummer2001.jpg"width =750>

Here is another angle of this dormant maple in January 2003.

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Elmore/Acer%20palmatum%20dissectum%20Tamuke%20yama/multi-stemTamukeyama1-15-2003.jpg"width=750>

Here are three shots of this 'Tamuke yama' made today, 11-24-04.

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Elmore/Acer%20palmatum%20dissectum%20Tamuke%20yama/Tamukeyamamulti-graft11-24-04base.jpg"width=750>
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Elmore/Acer%20palmatum%20dissectum%20Tamuke%20yama/Tamukeyamamulti-graft11-24-04trunks.jpg"width=750>
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Elmore/Acer%20palmatum%20dissectum%20Tamuke%20yama/Tamukeyamamulti-graft11-24-04.jpg"width=750>
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