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Today I spent most of the day weeding around the crab apples and cork maples. Before anyone asks, the cork maples are not ready for sale. I put them in the ground just a few years ago and they are barely half an inch in diameter. I expect them to speed up in growth over the next few years. After I weed around the trees, I feed them and water well. Today weeding was a exhausting because of the humidity. We were near 80 degrees today with high humidity. You know that it is going to be a nice day when you go outside at 6:30am and it is already nice outside. After I was done weeding, I removed some more of the Japanese black pine air-layers. Last years air-layers were slow in developing roots. Part of this is my fault because I started taking air-layers in late March (later then I wanted to start) and kept working on air-layer through June. Because of this, I am taking off air-layers as they root. I removed four of them today. One is a multi-trunk air-layer. I did the multi-trunk because many times people are interested in twin, triple or more trunks on a pine. If nobody buys it, it will become a multi-trunk landscape pine. I also worked on wiring a San Jose juniper. This is a juniper that is quite large. I also took a landscape Japanese red pine and cut it down to half its size. I am going to wire the branches down eventually and create a nice bonsai. New England bonsai came by Monday on Memorial Day to purchase some trees. Since they bought my nice red pine, I though that I would start another. I have included pictures of the trees that I mentioned in this blog.