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posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 03:55 PM
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You know, when I started this thread I expected only a handful of replies but it seems trees are a unifying force which binds us humans together. Maybe on a basic level we all know they keep us alive, I love it!
Keep your tree tales coming people, and thanks to everyone who has replied so far.




posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I will try to get a picture up, it might take a couple days, as I am pretty much computer illiterate and will have to get my husband to help me post it..


I would love to hear how you do the bonsai 'thing'...I'm wondering if it could be done with a seedling that has sprouted right at the foundation of my house?
(I have to pull it pretty soon - so have been trying to decide what to do with it..)



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: SaddledMummy
Oh thank you but I think both of our countries either ban or heavily restrict the import export of our seeds and plants for 'contamination' reasons, big penalties etc.


Sure im aware for restrictions, but England and Estonia is the same latitude and mostly same mainland. So if You still considered to contaminate littlebit Your environment, then ask via e-mail, i send then not kilos, but few acrons and maybe few birch seeds also. But if this is serious violation, please pardon me.

Damn it, but my garden is full of big trees, so i do not put any new here from Avalon... like sycamore, still maybe yea...



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I hate to see it go but our new adventure awaits!

Plus, neither of our sons wanted the property so we are spending their inheritance!



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: lostgirl
Ah thanks!
Yes you can do it with any tree, just nurture it in a pot until you get the height you want, I usually do my oaks aged two.
The initial process is easy, in short it involves uprooting it, seperating the fine roots out into a circle then cutting the 'Tap' root (the main one in the middle) short (inch or so) so it will fit into a wide shallow (2-3 inch) pot for it's home, trim the fine roots to fit then cover with earth.
You do it in winter when the tree is dormant, and then it's the scary, wait keeping it watered/moist, until spring when you find out that you didn't kill it. I've never had a failure.
The difficult part is using thin wire to strap the branches and train it to the shape you want. Also pruning to prevent new major branches grow, same with leaves, but you have all witer to read up about that.

They are an amazing hobby and you will grow to love your baby tree. I give them as gifts to family and friends.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: SaddledMummy
Ah no! Sorry, I thought you were US based, I don't know why!!!
That would be amazing, no restrictions because we ar both EU, free movement of seeds as well as people haha...well, until Brexit.

I'll PM you, Thank You!



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: abago71
Hahaha!!!




posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
Does anyone have any favourite trees or even a single tree you love for a reason?
I have lots in my area but the English Oaks are my favourite, one over a thousand years old, I often sit under it and wonder what it could say if it could talk, how many people have been hanged from it, how many people have kissed and fallen in love under it's branches...


Yes, i have one very old oak, so old that her sisters (2 of them) died of age with my time. So im going to see that tree every year or more often, putting something near the roots for a like gift and spend a night sometimes. Seen a ghost inside the branches form of panthers or dragons without some psychedelics if i looking at stars through the crown.

Once we see with friend a power pillar. There was cloudy and somewhat windy night, full gray sky, but there was a "eye" with no clouds, clearly clouds flow around this imagenery and tiny pillar.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

We started with a 10 acre field and a few horses. We had a few fruit and nut trees in the yard by the house.

Every year we would add more plants, trees and animals. We've had horses, miniature donkeys, pigs, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, quail, peacocks, goats and rabbits.

Once I became disabled, the animals were too much work. My wife had to do everything after our boys moved out so we got rid of all the animals and we decided to turn the fields into a food forest.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: SaddledMummy
Old trees are magical places to me, I often camp in the ancient forest in the moors, the atmosphere is electric.
I totally understand


For a pic of some baby oaks, here are some of my babies who sprouted this year, check out their pots, I use empty cat food tins and drill holes in the bottom for drainage, they will be good in these until winter when I'll repot them into real pots but a bit bigger to last another year or so. I have a production line of trees ready to be set free or bonsai'd so they just swap into last years pots lol



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 04:41 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: SaddledMummy
I'll PM you, Thank You!



Yes PM me when need, i look around and collect some acrons from my garden when the time is right and also this gives me an extra reason to go and see my very old friend, not seen her while, last time was this winter.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: abago71
That is my dream! Not too long to go and while I love living in my little house on a cliff overlooking the sea, my outside area is small and growing my own food, raising chickens and caring for my own patch of countryside is my ultimate mission. I'd rather pass that on to my son instead of this little place...I also want to be buried eventually on my own land under an oak tree which I will have nurtured in a pot for that purpose.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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Thank you 😊
I would love one from your old friend and a picture would be lovely if you have one, post it here if you like.
I also love trees with a story, everyone who gets a tree from me gets a story of where it's from ...I'm glad I started this thread now!



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: SaddledMummy

I would love one from your old friend and a picture would be lovely if you have one!


Photo is a very good idea because i have not any; some reason im never thinked about capture a pic from this thing. Last time there was a very big broken branch what fallen exactly onto a fireplace. (This was not a common fireplace, its a secret spot, where i make food when im really travelled there in past times when backpacked salt, onions, some potatoes and butter, and picking mushrooms on the way.)

At very moment, entering in forest is restricted due to a very urgent danger of fire, but i have no workday tomorrow, so maybe i sneak in. Less than 10 km to go.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 06:51 PM
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That sounds lovely, forests in Europe are huge compared to the small areas we have left in the south west of England, I will visit one day to experience being somewhere with miles and miles of forest surrounding me. The energy and the air must be amazing, fresh and clean.

I live at the coast and we have woodlands I can escape to and imagine I'm miles away from civilisation while looking out at the horizon. There is one old oak I sometimes tie my hammock on and sleep with the sound of waves crashing and wind blowing the leaves.
There is also something special about the creaking sound the tree itself makes as the branches move and sway.

I hope in the future people will tie a hammock to trees I've planted, and experience the same sense of calm which I do now.

Enjoy your hike tomorrow and take some pictures! 🌱🌲🌳🌞



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 07:44 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
Does anyone have any favourite trees or even a single tree you love for a reason?
I have lots in my area but the English Oaks are my favourite, one over a thousand years old, I often sit under it and wonder what it could say if it could talk, how many people have been hanged from it, how many people have kissed and fallen in love under it's branches...


To me it looks like an Oak leaf... Just an opinion.

I live in Montana by a town that was established 100 years ago. Our property has an orchard I am expanding yearly and I put in a new kind of berry each year.

My favorite tree I found at a friend's house that was originally built in the 1930's. It is an apple tree that was origionally sold for three years in a seed catalog, a Pink Parfait. The apple's flesh is a mottled red and white... some are just dark red. They taste exquisite.

I went to buy one and found out that now they are a trademarked tree... so I would need the trademark owner's permission to sell the fruit or grow more if I bought one.

The tree in my friend's yard was planted in 1938... before it was trademarked.

SoOo... years ago I picked apples and got over 200 seeds. (It made a marvelous cider, btw.)

Then I started germinating 50 a year, end up with 45 or so. The first year I planted them on the property.

The next three years I took year old trees and started planting them wherever we hiked. Montana, Idaho, Oregon, North Dakota. The more out of the way the better. My kids got into the habit... I have them planted in Texas, Georgia and California. My son is planting in Germany. I think he is going to win their little bet... unless someone in Australia needs some seeds?

My first batch have about 100 apples or so this year. I will pick them in the fall, make cider, plant in the spring and keep planting.

Damn the establishment... lol
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posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 08:00 PM
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I often sit under it and wonder what it could say if it could talk, how many people have been hanged from it, how many people have kissed and fallen in love under it's branches...


I always wonder what trees would tell us if they could speak.


I wrote this...inspired by a tree in my yard.

The Tree That Remembered

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 08:35 PM
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I salute you good Sir!

Keep up the good fight. Your deeds are appreciated.



posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 08:53 PM
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posted on Jul, 30 2018 @ 08:59 PM
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reply to: Lumenari

Cool stories thanks for sharing

I think it's great you got your tree before the trademark date, does that mean the company can't touch you? I hope so. I don't like the whole concept of permission and presumably $'s to plant seeds produced by a tree you've grown yourself, the whole concept seems like commercialising nature to me.
When I get around to planting my own apple trees I shall ask the local farm for seeds or buy some apples and do it myself, but I'll still ask because it is a family farm so old it's listed in the doomsday book, more respect to them than anything.
I guarantee they'll be pleased for me and won't have some corporate trademark on their really old variety.

Your planting missions are brilliant, we share passion just different trees. I fell into oaks after collecting acorns when my son was a little boy. Great you've made it to Germany haha, keep up the good work, you've just got to make it to Australia now!



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