Viable Acer griseum (Paperbark Maple) seeds?

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good evening Tim, first of all I hope you are having a lovely and above all safe Easter.
    Secondly I am in awe of your success with the griseum seeds. I don't think I've seen anybody with that many and doing so well.
    I will be watching closely to see what others think.
    Well done.
     
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    Haha thank you so much! I am in awe myself too! Must just be a nice strike of luck or something. Hope the others have good results too as this is the time to waken up for the little seeds
     
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    Or excellent attention to detail. Dont sell yourself short, you have done brilliantly.
     
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    I wanted to post this photo of my new Acer Griseum buds just starting to open. I am super excited with this today. If anybody remembers, I lost my last one in 2020, which did upset me. But a special Acer Griseum birthday present a few weeks ago, was all that was needed.
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    Wow! That’s early! Congrats and i wish you all the luck with your new tree
     
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    Bedankt Tim, ik waardeer dat bericht.
     
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    Look at that trunk
     

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    Amazing D, almost alien in appearance. Do you know the age ?
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Cut down the tree and count the rings... ;°)
    (see : Bristlecone pine)

    Mine is finally putting out new leaves :

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    Wash your mouth out with soap young man, lol.
     
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    And hers is mine seconds ago.....
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    My suspected griseum x platanoides seedling has not shown any signs of life this spring. However, I have a new candidate, where the three leaflets appear to be fused. It is in a pot with two other, ordinary looking griseums and a random palmatum freshly germinated seedling.
    I will keep fingers crossed that this one survives. From the three in the pot it is the last to leaf out.
     

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    They have it roped off D.
     
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    Not surprised at all D. We have some very old trees over here and more and more they are being roped off to protect them. It's a shame, but it has to be done.
     
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    Some of the original Wilson collections went to the Arnold, I wouldn't be surprised if this is one. As is the tree at Edinburgh.
     
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    That's huge !

    But now, monster trees can be transplanted. There's a street in Orléans lined with hornbeams, Carpinus betulus, maybe 'Columnaris'. They were altready about thjat tall when they were put in the ground (8-10 metres I think), and I heard they were from a Dutch nursery. I pay local taxes in "greater Orléans", I prefer not to think about how much the city council paid for them, each one must be worth thousands of Euros !

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    The "forest" in the inner yard of François Mitterrand Library in Paris is another example : pines and other species were transplanted there :

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    They are amazing statements, they do reflect the modern architecture perfectly. I know it comes from your taxes Alain, but if it were me I would be saying 'well done' to the local council. I expect you also love them being a tree man.
     
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    I do, I do.

    In the past 15 years or so, the streets have changed a lot. There are still "Platanus" along streets or the banks of the Loire, they used to be the ubiquitous trees in almost every street, pruned drastically like pollards, with cement in big holes. Now the ones that are left grow freely.

    Thre's a street in the city center with several maples, Acer buergerianum or Acer tataricum of a good height (over 5 metres), along a street near the train station, big Taxodium distichum, and a long street with Zelkova serrata where there were no trees when I was a kid. My Zelkova was, I'm almost certain, the only one in the area when I planted it 30 years ago. Not to mention the trident maples...

    Zelkova :

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    Acer buergerianum - not as nice as bonsai, but nice to see in a street :

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    I love good news and this surely is. More trees = more beauty IMO.
     
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    Impressive!!!
     
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    Acer griseum seedlings from batch one and batch two are doing fine! Some are almost 35 cm’s high. Others stay small and have thicker stems. The rest of the front garden is waking up...
     

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    Good evening T, they are amazing and with a wonderful garden like yours, you could have your own forest of Griseums. Very, very impressive.
     
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    Kewl...
     

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