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Jason E

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Colorado Spruce
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:18 PM »
Thought I'd share another tree that came out of the workshop this fall w/ it's first styling.
This is a tree collected by Jerry Morris in Colorado.
This is one of a handful of truly ancient trees that came from a unique microclimate where the trees were growing over a spring, causing them to have very shallow and high quality root structure. Trees from this area were essentially root pruned every year when the spring would freeze shearing the roots. Others may have more to add about Jerry Morris or trees from this area. It is my understanding that there aren't any more coming from this area, that and the collector give this tree have a bit of historical significance.
I was fortunate enough to find one of these trees that had yet to be styled, Ryan gets most of the credit for styling although I did have a hand in it.    Some shots of before styling. And after.                                                                                                                                                                                                Cheers,

JE   
 

Dan W.

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 09:53 PM »
Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on acquiring such a great tree. :) That one had to be a lot of fun to style!
 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 10:19 PM »
Stunning! Beautiful tree.
 

Josh

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 11:06 PM »
Very, very cool
 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 08:12 AM »
Thanks for posting this amazing tree.  Really quite impressive. 
 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 08:29 AM »
Not many first stylings have the tree in such a suitable pot.  That's probably evidence of the root structure this microclimate created.  I love this trunk!
 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 09:26 AM »
Nice....if only I had an interest in container growing twenty years ago when I lived in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado!!!! Great tree!! Best wishes....
 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 10:40 AM »
That is an exceptional tree, fantastic results for a first styling.
 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 11:13 AM »
Exceptional tree and styling Jason!  Are you keeping that at Ryans or do you drive there and back?  I'd love to see this in person ;)
 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2014, 03:26 PM »
A seriously great tree and thankfully it fell into hands that can take care of it and get the best out of it.   I don't know how many times I have sat by at the destruction of a really good piece of material at the hands of someone who didn't have a clue what to do or the courage to do it at all.
 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2014, 05:14 AM »
Damn late entry!

You killed it with this one!

Nice!

Sorce
 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2014, 10:22 AM »
Nice Jason, complex and difficult tree turned in to real beauty. Nice see it next month as soon as entries start!
 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2014, 10:58 PM »
Thanks everyone, I'm really looking forward to seeing it progress and mature as a bonsai. 

JE

 

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2014, 08:44 PM »
Fabulous tree, Jason.

Is this your tree of Ryan's? I ask because I see it featured on Ryan's web site. The way trees are presented there has always led me to assume the trees are his property (though there is nothing stated about ownership).

So, how does this work in your case? I'm just curious. For example, did you sign a release for Ryan to publish in exchange for styling the tree?

Again, I am just curious (in addition to being covetous of your tree).
 

Jason E

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Re: Colorado Spruce
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2014, 11:11 PM »
Hi Oso, thanks.
My tree that I hired Ryan to work on. We thought it turned out good, so he asked if I minded it going on the site. I thought that was pretty awesome so there it is, a product that came out of Bonsai Mirai, in the gallery, but my tree.
By the way, there is some information about the trees listed on the site, whether available for purchase, sold, private collection etc. http://bonsaimirai.com/bonsai

Thanks again,
JE




 

 
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