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Really great to see the transformation over the years.

Great tree.  Love it


--- Quote from: John Kirby on February 21, 2016, 07:25 PM ---First potting in 2008 we raised it up as much as we could comfortably in the pot, we could have transformed it quicker with a deeper box instead of the pot.
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So, why'd you go w/ the pot?

John Kirby:
To be honest, we thought it would be a very different tree, more if a slant, that would be created by grafting. After getting it settled, doing the two day work shop with Akio, getting the sole branch to bend in to the current position, it made sense to make the tree more upright.

In short, I wanted a big slanting Kishu, we came up with a better plan.

Don Blackmond:

--- Quote from: John Kirby on February 21, 2016, 10:16 AM ---Final preparative repotting. We have worked improve the rootage on this tree, while at the same time repositioning the tree to the front and angle required. I got this older Yamaaki pot from Japan. It is deeper than its predecessor which allowed us to full stand the tree up, it is also narrower front to back. We were able to remove the extraneous roots showing as a mass on the soil surface.

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Looks great John.  I really like the way its turning out.

Amazing transformation from it's initial stage to the fine specimen seen here.
Top notch work, very impressive!!
Thanks for sharing it's progression and giving us a peek. 8)


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