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  • Made a mistake trading my tree

    Just the other day I made a trade with someone locally. To be honest I'm kind of having remorse about it. I realized I gave away my good copy of the tree and I was in a rush that day because I had to leave for work soon. And the tree I received has a bit of trunk damage. Your advice is appreciated.
    GA, 7b

  • #2
    I am sure your leftover tree will grow fast and catch up. Your new tree will heal and will be fine.
    Tony, Toronto Canada USDA 4B now 5B apparently!!
    Wishlist:
    Yellow Neches, St Martain, Texas Peach.

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    • #3
      What were the tree varieties yall traded? An inspection of the tree is automatic but I could see how if you're in a rush or out of respect to the person it wasn't as thorough. You shouldn't beat yourself up since you have a copy if the same tree. Do you have pictures of the trunk damage? Prune sealer or grafting wax can help seal up any damage.
      Forest Hill, Texas: Zone 8a

      No wish list but open to trades and offers

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      • #4
        If I have a copy of it then I would let it go
        MJ
        Chicago Zone 5
        Figbid Listings Varieties List

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        • #5
          Sometimes the runt will surprise you.
          Tony, Toronto Canada USDA 4B now 5B apparently!!
          Wishlist:
          Yellow Neches, St Martain, Texas Peach.

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          • #6
            Sorry that you made a mistake. Look at the bright side, fig variety trading is almost always a win-win for all parties involve.

            Every time, I trade, I look for the genetic material. As long as you have the viable genetic material, you will make your backup copy grow as good as your prime copy. The damaged tree should be fine, just give it a little more love and attention. Consider it as a challenge.

            I have done lots of trading. A local forum member is so generous that he let me take cuttings from any tree in his collection. I tried to take the smallest cuttings from his trees. And boy!!! Every cutting rooted, albeit, I killed a few because lack of up potting materials early in the season. All trees from him are very productive in their first year. Big cuttings and big trees are just over-hype and over value. End of the day, your cultural practices is the most important factor in your fig production.
            Last edited by jake44141; 08-27-2021, 05:25 PM.
            Cleveland South - Zone 5B.

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            • #7
              It was a gentlemen's agreement, it is what it is. Perhaps you also want to start a backup copy of the traded tree, just in case that bark damage...
              Zone 6B WL- To heck with it, I just want 'em all

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              • #8
                As stated above, I wouldn't worry too much about the damage if it isn't too bad, depending where it is you could do a severe pruning and let it grow back.
                Use the wood for cuttings....have multiples.

                If you have some pictures I'm curious as to the severity of the damage.

                Long as you feel the trade was even in quality of variety....it's all good.

                Happy Growing fellow Georgian!
                Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

                Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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                • #9
                  It’s water over the damn,
                  the deal is done move on to your next options 😃
                  Wallingford,Ct. zone 6b

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                  • #10
                    Seller/Trader remorse... Most of the times these are irrational and based on fear, kind of like FOMO. Give it a few weeks and you'll forget about it and the new fig tree and your copy will have caught up!
                    -- Zone 10a
                    Documenting my fig addiction here

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                    • #11
                      If you have the tree variety, it may take some time to catch up, but you still have the variety. Would not worry about it
                      if you traded the only copy. thats a differnt issue and worth worrying over.
                      Ike
                      bergen county NJ 6b
                      Wish list: oh lets face it Ill take any variety I dont have!!

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                      • #12
                        I feel you man. Ive done that with other things . in a hurry and had to get it done in a rush and oops. There went my best personal keeper. And what I got in trade wasnt in as great shape as I thought based on a hurried look. I try not to let it happen but sometimes it just does. ...... Pics bellow just for fun. Hope u dont mind. This is a boxwood turned bonsai in one of my Iker hand made bon-sai pots. I gave the other half of this tree to my ex when we were together . glad I resisted the temptation. To give her this one, its my best tiny tree and only just got up potted last week after 18 months in its starter pot. Have a nice day"" Fig Bro...
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                        7b.. Wish list figs.. #1.Verdalino, #2.Figoin.....

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                        • Rudypayraise
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                          That's beautiful. I always wanted and have loved bonsai trees. I was gifted one years ago and it died. I was in my 20s then and too busy with partying that I neglected it. Now that I'm mature I feel I could care for one.

                      • #13
                        Set ALs on both, above the trunk damage on the new one. The AL of your runt May be more vigorous.
                        CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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