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boon

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Sierra juniper tall upright
« on: March 21, 2012, 11:37 AM »
the owner collected this tree 45 years ago.  information he received cannot get this tree healthy.  i started to work on it. 
someone repotted this tree last year.  i felt bad but had to let it grow one year.  here is the result
large air pocket.  and the soil is not sifted.  feeder roots cannot grow in that condition.

 

boon

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Re: Sierra juniper tall upright
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 11:39 AM »
after we repot and reposition.  profile is still wide.  we are waiting until it recover and grow strong again before we cut back.  probably be this summer or fall.
 

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Re: Sierra juniper tall upright
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 08:49 PM »
Anything special between now and then?  Besides water and fertilize, of course.
 

boon

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Re: Sierra juniper tall upright
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 10:39 PM »
John,
between now and then, it is only to let it grow freely till summer.  i will go back and check on it at the end of April.  the next visit is around decandling time.  if it is growing well, we will do some light thinning.   the profile is too wide now. 

the mistake in the past
it is grown in poor soil
poorly prune and cut- there are too many scar in one spot along the trunk and branches  cut too much at one time. 
Pinching prematurely and at the wrong time.  Pinching is the wrong technique to develop bonsai.  it is the right technique for refined bonsai.  The right time is only in mid to late spring only.
type of fertilizer used.  Manure and bat guano will burn roots and cause root rot. 



 

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Re: Sierra juniper tall upright
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 05:36 PM »
very interesting, I really like you showing all these examples.  thanks