Like Ryan mentioned in the recent aspen repotting video, I also have Aspen in my mind as a top species I’d like for a Bonsai. Fall of 2019 I identified a group of Aspen nearby my home in Pinedale, WY in national forest that have a unique bright orange fall foliage. Talking with some local forest service folks, it’s my understanding this is a genetic variation. I intend on getting a permit to attempt one ore more air layers on this group. I was thinking it could make a really cool bonsai in group styling. This will be my first time both working with Aspen and doing air layering. My plan is to get the air layer started as soon as temperatures at night are consistently above 28 F and then separate late summer/early fall.
I’m going to watch any Mirai videos related to air layering during the next few weeks. I welcome any thoughts or experiences you’ve had on what type of medium/soil to use, container for the air layer itself, timing of starting or separating, etc. especially if it relates to Aspen or the Rocky Mountain region.
Have any thoughts @BackcountryDan?