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geodood 08-28-2006 11:58 AM

Do you have a Japanese Maple?
 
If you happen to own a Japanese Maple, I would really like to see some pictures. I am ready to take more pictures myself, but many of my specimens have "leaf tip scorch" due to the excessive August heat and drought. I think I'll take a few pictures anyway. :)

LateNight 09-02-2006 08:34 PM

I got one !
 
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I got one, given as a gift, trying to keep it from getting scorched and watered regular.. check it out.

LateNight 11-29-2006 11:32 AM

So currently my maple looks like a stick.. :confused: is that normal for this time of year ?

joepole 11-29-2006 01:33 PM

Japanese Maples
 
I have 4 in my back yard but I don't think I have any good pics handy. I'll see if I can remember to take some.

geodood 11-29-2006 01:50 PM

Latenight, yes it is supposed to look like a stick, albeit a slightly bigger and bigger stick each year. Then it will start to look like a twig someday(ducking). And one day it will slowly turn into a branch, LOL. Then technically I guess you could call it a shrub.

Even if it looks dead, it is very alive. Watch the nodes and you will see them swell as spring draws near when the new leaves finally emerge. Don't bring it inside. Leave it outdoors and keep an eye on it and just don't let it get too dry.

Joepole I would really like some pics, but you'd better hurry! The leaves are falling on most of my maples as we speak. But some still have some leaves. The upcoming cold front should take care of that. :)

joepole 11-29-2006 03:57 PM

Falling Leaves
 
You can't even see the grass in my yard it's so covered with leaves. All since about Saturday or Sunday.

Isaac-Saxxon 11-29-2006 05:23 PM

Do you have a Japanese Maple?
 
No Maple trees but I do have three oak trees. I have one deciduous conifer do you know what kind of tree that might be ?
Isaac

geodood 11-29-2006 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Isaac-Saxxon
No Maple trees but I do have three oak trees. I have one deciduous conifer do you know what kind of tree that might be ?

a mutt tree! :rolleyes: Actually some Japanese conifers are worth as much as maples when they are bonsai and very old.

I only know about and I am only interested in Japanese maples. Although I must bite my tongue and admit that there are a few American maples looking pretty good this fall.

joepole 11-30-2006 09:38 AM

Photos of Maples
 
The photo section of this forum isn't very intuitive, but I think this is a link to the pics I uploaded:

http://www.shreveport.com/forums/vie...30&k2=0&gid2=0

geodood 12-01-2006 12:30 AM

Nice pictures Joepole! Thanks for posting those. Your maples look to be at least 10 years old or more. (upright red varieties such as Bloodgood)

As for the photo section being intuitive, any suggestions or comments for improvements are well taken by the management. :) Feel free to fire away.

You posted your pictures to your personal photo gallery which is fine and well. That's what it's for. However if you choose to JOIN the maple group, then you can also post pictures there too, and then they will appear under the groups photo gallery. That is, they will appear under the group with a category that is your username. But I'm happy to see maples anywhere and any time I can! Thanks once again! Please post more pictures this spring when the new leaves emerge (bright red). That is my favorite time of year.

P.S. I'm thinking of sneeking around Shreveport next spring and taking covert pictures of japanese maples all around town. LOL, I wonder if that is legal? (as long as I do not trespass on property of course)

LateNight 12-01-2006 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joepole
The photo section of this forum isn't very intuitive, but I think this is a link to the pics I uploaded:

http://www.shreveport.com/forums/vie...30&k2=0&gid2=0

nice pics, nice lookin' trees and I dig that fence.

Hattie Thomas 12-01-2006 01:33 PM

Maplesyrup Chugging
 
http://booreview.com/images/super_troopers_syrup.jpg

I do love maple syrup.

geodood 12-01-2006 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hattie Thomas
I do love maple syrup.

LOL, I have never heard of Japanese maple SYRUP, but if it existed, it would be very rare and expensive indeed!! Acer palmatum is a very slow grower and doesn't grow very large by comparison to its North American counterpart.

joepole 12-02-2006 02:33 PM

Fence
 
I love that wall, as well. It's made from the same brick as my house and my neighbors and it surrounds the back yard. The brick is from an old building (I believe it was a sugar mill) in downtown Shreveport that got torn down.


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