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For the Love of Wood and Trees
I have finally put all of the pieces together in order to proudly show for your consideration one of my original 8 REDWOOD seedlings. I’ve been working on this tree for 20 years now.
Within a couple of days of buying these seedlings they where all planted into 1 qt. pots to start then shoved into the corner for a couple of years to grow.
This was the only start that was planted ROOT OVER ROCK.. It has always been kept in very small amounts of dirt. The main stem just above the roots is 3″ diameter. It is 2″ thru, from the dirt to the top of the tree and is 15″ from the counter to the top of the tree, 19″ currently.
It currently is secured into a 2 inch deep and 12 inche wide round. This old growth Mahogany bowl was Hand Carved in South East Asia circa 1970’s. The interior of the bowl is treated to withstand water. The exterior of the bowl is finished with tung oil (multiple coats) and appears to weather without much discoloration.
This bowl came out of a log that was at least 30 inches through based on growth rings and the fact we did not see any sign of tree center. it could have been significantly bigger. The young sapwood shows as the lighter color.
The feet are salvaged from the Al’s burn barrel. These are made of South american tiger stripe.
Besides the beauty of the piece we are fortunate to have seeds growing on it.
The seeds started growing a couple of years ago. We’ve had new seeds every year since. I have not yet tried to grow from these seeds but look forward to doing so this spring. This spring we will also cut some of the new buds for propagation.
As the lower photos show the top needs some major trimming. Tree is still in training!
**This tree is an outdoor tree except at display times . When inside it requires misting, and constant water monitoring.
In Metro Portland we have the best success growing Coastal Redwoods in shaded North and East facings.
MORE PHOTOS AS SOON AS the WEATHER SMARTENS UP
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