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Re: North Carolina Arboretum's Bonsai collection
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2011, 09:54 AM »
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Black pine could use some wire (0397).
I wonder if losing the lowest branch and planting it at a different angle (closer to upright) wouldn't help.  Granted, it'd be painful to make that cut and mess up the bark that it has.

I don't know if that would improve it.  It may lose balance without that branch.  A good wiring might do the trick.  Not sure.

Here's what I was thinking.  It would need to be turned 180 degrees it looks like.  It would also need the wiring you mentioned.  Just a thought.
 

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Re: North Carolina Arboretum's Bonsai collection
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2011, 10:16 AM »
Wow, a larch in N.C.  What is the growing zone, I imagine the collection must be in the inland mountains.  I've never even heard of one south of PA.  Thanks for sharing all the pics.

Dave
 

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Re: North Carolina Arboretum's Bonsai collection
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2011, 09:12 AM »
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This hinoki was well-refined ...but something didn't sit well with me.  (The 1st photo in the next post ought to shed light on it...)

Does this photo (383) show well enough what was bothering me?

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I'm guessing the branch in the front (0383)?

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That branch didn't stick out to me in person, but it leads to what I'm thinking.  The canopy went DIRECTLY away from the "front" (as presented).  I'd wager I was looking at the back of the tree.  Seeing the under-canopy shot would lead me to believe that as well, seeing as the apex is pointing away and the "back" branches seem ideally located as "front" branches.

Needing to speak with the curator of the collection anyway, I asked him about the positioning of this tree.  His response was that he routinely rotates the trees to maintain their health while on display ...and that this one was in fact positioned to show the rear of the tree.  Apparently I missed a few more that were displayed 180° from the front as well.
 

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Re: North Carolina Arboretum's Bonsai collection
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2011, 07:42 PM »
Doh!



I have done the same thing, shhhhhhhh.

John