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John Kirby

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Re: Texas Ash Juniper
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2010, 09:39 PM »
Put it in a taller pot, it will look shorter.

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Re: Texas Ash Juniper
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2010, 02:29 AM »
Boon, it looks like Sylvia is getting around. At first I thought she was with Hiroshi Suzuki and then I realized That's Antonio Banderas.   ;D
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Not much now,  they just have a girl in January.  they still teach their class at home.
which Hiroshi you are talking about?
 

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Re: Texas Ash Juniper
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2010, 02:41 AM »
Obviously a fantastic tree, and I have never worked on anything near this quality myself, so I feel I barely have any standing to make a comment . . .

That being said, the design of this tree seems to me to be a little too tall.  The large deadwood that moves so dramatically to the right would seem to set the tone of a tree that has been beaten down by the forces of nature, and has survived by staying low.  Having the apex somewhat lower, and with more motion to the right would seem to be keeping more in tune with the rest of the tree.

I'd welcome some thoughts from Boon or anyone else to help me understand the design better.

- bob


bringing the apex down, you will lose the space between the two trunk lines.  the flow of the two created by nature.  Balance on this two is slight off.   the lower tree is thicker than the top tree.  we are thinking about removing more wood off the lower tree and make it smaller than the first tree.  we are also growing more foliage on the lower tree.  it is not that easy when the top tree's life line is wider and the lower tree is very skinny.  we are working on refining it. 
it is not refine tree yet.  it is still in training.  more work will be put in to it. 
The Smith take good care of their trees.  this tree has only been a few years in their collection.  it progress extremely fast.