Thursday, March 7, 2013

Crazy weather continues!

   This Dallas weather continues to astound....freezing nights followed by mild daytime ...temperatures from the 30's to mid 50's to the  occasional 80's????
    Well the ground hog said it's going to be an early spring but I bet were in for a couple
 more freezing nights!!!

     These are Chinese Elms that were dug up from a bed in my yard.
Unfortunally they had borers & they were treated but they
were damaged.

        Now the damaged areas have to carved away

   I've cut the top of the tree down & exposed the
 damaged area it will have to have a wood harder to keep
 the wood from rotting

The damage to this tree was so extensive that I'll have to
hollow out the front all the way to the bottom

 The same thing will have to be done to this tree.  I've
 started to carve out the front & will incorporate some
  jin & try to immtate some old tree beat up by nature                                 

  On a recent dig I found this old juniper growing in
  crack between two boulders

  Luck was with me I was able to use a pry bar to
  slide the bottom shelf off. It broke up when it hit
 the creek

             Talk about a large root spread

        The root mass covered about a third of my truck bed

    I cut most of the root mass away to pot it. I will put up
    a picture of it on my next post.

        Hope it survives

  Daniel is a welder by trade but he weilds a pretty
 mean shovel.on a dig. He decided he wanted
this tree on a nearby creek bed. 

   He did pretty good on his first dig!!!!
Proud of his trees,see the smile on his face!!!!

                       That's all for now

                                             WAX ON................................WAX OFF



  1. The weather is crazy, but don't loose hope. Keep on the good work that you are doing. Daniel seem to have enjoyed his first session of planting the bonsai plants.

    1. Hi Mike the weather is crazy but I'm used to it. Daniel is kept pretty busy with his work out of town & every thing but his trees seem to be doing good so far,thanks for the comment.