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davidscott57

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2010, 01:41 PM »
Hi John,

That is one fine job you and Akio did on that juniper.   I am attaching (or attempting to anyway) a couple of photos of Yamaaki pots from my friend Hiroshi in Japan.   If anything interests you I can inquire as to price and size or if you prefer you can give me dimensions and style of pot you are looking for and I can ask him to locate.  I have been purchasing pots from him for 2-3 years now and his prices are very reasonable.

Let me know if you are interested.

David - Orlando
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2010, 08:10 PM »
Any further news on this monster ? Pics hopefully
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2010, 09:19 PM »
It is doing well, growing and adjusting to its new position in the pot. Will see this weekend and will try and get some pics. Akio may come back to visit this fall, he asked if he could be on hand for the next level of work.  Will see how it goes, it should be ready for some sire in the fall.


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Re: Big Western
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2012, 07:55 PM »
OK, the tree has now undergone the first real styling, that is selecting the future branches and starting to build an apex. remember, this tree is built off of one branch. I would like to et this tree developed as a western and then in the future look at rebuilding as a shimpaku with branches at the right places. John
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2012, 09:13 PM »
Looking good :) Thanks for the update. I really enjoy following your trees.
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2012, 09:15 PM »
John,

Absolutely stunning. I hope to see it in person someday. Have you chosen the pot?

JRob
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2012, 06:28 AM »
Thanks guys. This tree needs a good sized pot, and it needs something a little deeper than usual because of the root base structure and to give it a good visual anchor due to the size of the trunk, etc. But it doesn't need a bathtub sized pot. I think Boon has a grey faux antique pot styled after earlier Chinese pots that should work. I have been trying to get all of the show trees into older (>40 yrs) or if possible antique pots to show, this tree and the Kokonoe are a bit problematic because finding pots that are good, old and big can be challenging- oh and economically feasible. It is interesting how you change your perspective over time, I used to look for the cheapest pots I could find that still had a pretty good look (think Lotus)- now the question is, can I find a pot that is right and conveys a sense of age that compliments the tree and the tree (hopefully) deserves.
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2012, 12:41 PM »
Very nice John.  And Peter Waren expressed the same thoughts on pot selection on some of the 'pro' entries in our show.  In that, the pots should match the age and ruggedness of the tree for instance.   Great to see the progression!
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2012, 06:46 PM »
Davidscott 57
 I love Yamaaki pots  especialy signed ones. Im interested in pot's 1, 5, 7, and 10. If you can find out if they have a signature on the bottom besides the stamps, their sizes and price with shipping to California, That would be great. Its alot of info to ask for, so no hurry.
Thanks!
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Re: Big Western
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2014, 08:20 PM »
Akio was visiting Boon's the last few days and decided to take this tree up to the next step. A day and a half and this is what you get. Akio and Yusuke Uchida did the prep and then Akio did the next wiring. Remember this tree has one branch that we positioned over two days if workshops in 2009. Pictures taken this morning bt Boon,front, side and back to show pad positioning.
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2014, 10:29 PM »
Thanks for posting, it's great to see a cool tree like this ones progression.
Coming along quite nicely too.

JE
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2014, 12:24 AM »
wow!
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2014, 08:52 AM »
Wow, granted it doesn't have much taper, but I thought i would at least of gotten a "throw it on as kindlin" or somethiong like that...
John

This is a wonderful tree.  After reading the entire thread I am surprised that the question of taper was brought up.  It seems to me that a tree with this kind of natural trunk would be exempt from that kind of thinking, and in fact did not cross my mind at all.  The only thing you could do to change that would be to carve down the existing dead wood, a mistake in my mind and probably would be a mistake in my hands.
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2014, 02:20 PM »
looking really good
 

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Re: Big Western
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2014, 03:14 PM »
That is one sexy tree.  Got a ton of interesting angles, I'm glad you showed us a side photo.