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John Kirby

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Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« on: January 21, 2013, 01:11 PM »
Boon and his Senior, Daisaku Nomoto, joined in and did a demonstration styling of this kifu/chuhin sized Western Juniper yesterday at Lake Merritt, in Oakland. They did a nice presentation with Jonas (aka bonsaitonight.com) doing the commentary. I bought my usual $20 worth of raffle tickets and let John Thompson (best known for his excellent work with and collecting of native oaks), sell me a second $20 worth. Well, Won the raffle with the first ticket of the second set. Here is a picture of the tree with Boon and Daisaku. Will post some tree pictures my next trip out to work trees.
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Re: Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 01:16 PM »
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 08:47 PM »
Awesome.  Congrats John.  Any more pictures from the demo?
 

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Re: Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 08:56 PM »
Niiice tree way to go!
 

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Re: Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 12:48 AM »
I'll give you $50 for it! ;)

Really nice tree with a great beginning story! :)
 

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Re: Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 08:34 AM »
And a photo of the Lucky Winner . 
 

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Re: Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 09:26 AM »
And a photo of the Lucky Winner . 

Time has been kind to you John....
 

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Re: Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 11:11 AM »
Another nice tree John.
 

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Re: Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 11:12 AM »
Don, this picture doesn't show the hump or if you listen to some, the evil, vindictive tounge and laser that spew forth in a derogatory fashion, so to speak. Plus it was a lot of fun and I finally got to meet Frankie Tree (aka Cucchiara), Frank made the weekend even more fun than I could have hoped for!
 

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Nice Win
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 01:17 PM »
Congratulations John
Will you go ahead and pot it up in a Bonsai pot come March or let it rest for a year?
 

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Re: Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 08:22 PM »
Don, not sure yet. The tree was collected last year, styled this year, may need to sit till next year. I will check and discuss with Boon and make a decision.

Frank K- you are alive and opting! Good to see you!
 

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Re: Demo/Raffle Tree, Western Juniper
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 11:51 AM »
Don, not sure yet. The tree was collected last year, styled this year, may need to sit till next year. I will check and discuss with Boon and make a decision.

Frank K- you are alive and opting! Good to see you!

Yes alive and enjoying layoff.  This working a real job sucks, no time for trees.  My goal durning layoff is to sell off as much as I can.  Carolyn enjoyed seeing your smiling face.
Frank