I just collected this Quercus gambelii - Scrub Oak about a week ago. Its has a massive trunk growing mostly along the ground/boulder. Severed two large roots and spent hours getting it out of the boulder. Seems to be holding up pretty good, I did cut off the largest branch growing straight up which had most of the foliage on the tree. No need to have the tree try to feed it and keep it alive only to be cut off latter. Not sure that is a good idea or not. Put it into a 15" Anderson pot with normal Bonsai soil. I mist it every 30-60 minutes when outside and even do so after going in the house. I mist underneath the leaves to as well as the trunk. Right smack in the middle of the trunk appears to be a V shaped pocket of dirt, I am assuming it has roots in it. Does this make me a "Yamadori" collector now? Its my first Yamadori tree. The finished tree design is going to be short and not very tall. Short and powerful.
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I love gambel oak, especially with mature bark. The trunk on this one seems to be large enough to support the leaf size!
nice tree! I'm excited to hear how it recovers. :)