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Title: The wind did it again!
Post by: takncarabizniz on 11 09, 21, 12:06:12:PM
The windstorms we get here in the foothills is nasty!
Came home from work last night and no power again (geez, we really need a whole house generator), and mother Nature took out my wisteria arbors...the roots are pretty badly damaged this time...so looks like I have some surgery to do and will try to propagate the cuttings for new plants.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/255252747_4585111088248635_1385312540437339566_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=IEfdz_nD5GYAX-q97Qv&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=cec341103809dba51b2b754d5b37b687&oe=61AF896A)


Title: Re: The wind did it again!
Post by: sunshine on 11 10, 21, 05:26:29:AM
That sucks. Is it fixable?


Title: Re: The wind did it again!
Post by: takncarabizniz on 11 12, 21, 04:01:03:AM
The arbors need some TLC, the wisteria is toast, but a gardening expert said we can try to salvage the mother trunk and try to train it into a tree.  That way it won't need support. Since the previous owner planted it, we believe it's only about 7 years old, so young enough to train.


Title: Re: The wind did it again!
Post by: sunshine on 11 13, 21, 05:28:32:AM
The plant is not dead...they have a good root system.


Title: Re: The wind did it again!
Post by: takncarabizniz on 11 14, 21, 02:26:27:PM
The whole base trunk was laid over.  I cut it within 2 feet of the ground to untwist everything, what a nightmare.  The roots are very loose, but the mother trunk is indeed intact, whereas I thought the tap root was broken.  But one of the gardening gurus in my group said try to save it and train as a tree species, so we're going to leave it in place and see if we can make it happen.

https://www.youtube.com/v/FK4Qp5DorMI


Title: Re: The wind did it again!
Post by: sunshine on 11 15, 21, 05:12:10:AM
Good. I have seen the tree form...love the twist and turns they make.