Yesterday, I was with my friend Adam and he was working on a big Hackberry. Click here to read about his big Hackberry.
When I was with him, he repotted the big Hackberry. He also took off a thick branch (shown in the picture above) that I ended up getting.
When he repotted the tree, Adam of course cut roots off because it was pot-bound. I ended up taking home some roots and the thick branch Adam cut off. The next day, I got ready to put the trees in pots. The branch had no roots, but some buds that were getting ready to pop. The roots had no growth, but a ton of little roots. Below is what I took home from that tree.
Below are closeups:
I had to do some work on the Cutting to fit it in the pot.
I pulled out my handy-dandy concaves to do the job!
The cutting is all done. Below is what I did
I only cut towards the bottom so it would fit in the pot good. Now it's time for potting!
I filled each pot with soil, put the tree in it, and chopsticked the soil to airate the soil.
Each tree got potted! Below is the closeups, then all together.
If you would like to learn more about Hackberries, click here.
If you don't want to click the link, here is some of the information: Hackberry is a common name for this species of tree. Celtis, is a Genus of about 60-70 species of deciduous trees widespread in warm temperature regions of the Northern hemisphere. The tree goes dormant in the winter and drops all of it’s leaves. It was previously included either in the elm family (Ulmaceae) or a separate family, Celtidaceae, the APG III system places Celtis in an expanded hemp family.
^I did not write all of that above. Credits to Wiki.
Hope you have learned a lot about the Hackberry species of the tree and make sure you check out Adam’s post on the big Hackberry tree that is the mama to my trees. (His post is currently being written)
Ben Jamin Lorber
UPDATE: 2-2-15: The Hackberry Cuttings I’m trying to root ALL have green buds all over them. The root cuttings from Adam have not done anything on top of the soil, but I don’t know what is going on under the soil. I as well do not know what is going on under the soil for the cuttings I’m trying to root.
Ben jamin Lorber
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