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Species Specific => North American Juniper Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Jason E on July 06, 2014, 12:43 PM

Title: Western Juniper
Post by: Jason E on July 06, 2014, 12:43 PM
Hello All,
Here is a Western Juniper that I acquired at this years annual auction here in Seattle. Bidding stalled out very low so I raised my paddle and won it for a song.
It is a collected tree that has been worked on w/ boon for a number of years here in Seattle.
I might make a grafting project out of this one as the foliage has yet to tighten up much in our climate.

Jason
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: Sorce on July 09, 2014, 04:20 AM
Another nice one.

Id like to see it with this foilage tighter. The colors work nice together.
I think you can pull it off.

Any thoughts on the deadwood?
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: shimsuki on July 09, 2014, 09:21 AM
Great tree!

I really like the naturalistic character of the deadwood as it appears to be now.
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: bwaynef on July 09, 2014, 09:48 AM
Has it been worked since the auction ...or are you saying that it wasn't bid on in THAT state?
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: Herman on July 09, 2014, 09:59 AM
Has it been worked since the auction ...or are you saying that it wasn't bid on in THAT state?

lol
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: MatsuBonsai on July 09, 2014, 08:06 PM
Nice.  I really like Western Junipers.  Any idea why such lackluster bidding?  Looks good in 2D.
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: Adair M on July 09, 2014, 08:33 PM
Wow!  That looks like a good one to me!  If THAT didn't draw any bids, there must have been some incredible trees in the auction!
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: Judy on July 09, 2014, 09:01 PM
winner winner chicken dinner!
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: Jason E on July 09, 2014, 11:10 PM
Thanks everyone for the replies. Not sure why this one went so cheap?
 I haven't done anything to it other than clean up the deadwood a bit.
We had over 80 trees this year, a lot of nice trees. Some nice trees went low and some surprised you at going so high.



Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: John Kirby on July 10, 2014, 05:34 AM
Do you see  Many Western/Sierra Junipers in the area? They really seem to like warm/hot dry summers of the mountains and high desert environments. I have a couple in California, not sure how they would fo ungrafted here in the fungus belt.
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: Dan W. on July 10, 2014, 11:03 AM
Michael Hagedorn has a couple in Portland that seem to have done well for him. I don't know about any others though.
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: John Kirby on July 11, 2014, 08:14 AM
Hi Dan, Portland and where Michael lives has very dry summers, at least very low humidity. And almost no rain between Early May and October-november. I went to High School about 40 Miles from Portland. Those of us in Humid places have irher issues to deal with.
Title: Re: Western Juniper
Post by: Jason E on July 12, 2014, 02:21 PM
Do you see  Many Western/Sierra Junipers in the area? They really seem to like warm/hot dry summers of the mountains and high desert environments. I have a couple in California, not sure how they would fo ungrafted here in the fungus belt.

not really. A fair amount of RMJ though, with mixed results on foliage quality. That may be just the difference in individual plants, not environment. They do have a bit more heat South in Portland area,  the PNW is actually one of the drier places in the country this time of year, believe it or not.