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Jason E

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Mt. Hemlock #2
« on: October 13, 2014, 08:38 PM »
Here is one of the trees brought into the workshop recently for some fall work.
This is a tree I collected a few years ago here in WA State. Mt. Hemlock is kind of our unofficial Bonsai State tree in WA.
This particular tree is a bit of an oddball, collected off of a cliff face and not a real slam dunk to style. It does have some nice age to it though, and some interesting features. A before pic and a pic after it's first styling.

Cheers,
JE
 

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 12:16 AM »
Wow, that's an amazing drastic change for the better!

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 08:26 AM »
Wow, how did that maple comment wind up in this thread?  I was replying to the burning bush thread... I thought I was anyway!  
Sorry to have misplaced it if I did.  

But this hemlock is a great looking project.  I like the compact strength the styling has given it.


I just tried to report myself (my errant post) to the moderator, but it won't let me.  And for some reason, the modify icon isn't in that particular post of mine, so I can't even edit it!!! So if someone else could report me?  Or the moderator could just move or remove that post, that would be cool. Thanks.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2014, 08:29 AM by Judy »
 

Chrisl

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 11:27 AM »
Awesome job Jason! 
 

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 05:12 AM »
You dunked it though.! Shattered the backboard too!  :o

Please don't get rid of the right side. I thought you removed that jin til i found it again.

Very very nice.

Sorce
 

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2014, 12:04 PM »
This may seem like a silly question - but I am still pretty new to all this! - how did you move all the growth closer to the trunk, was it all done through wiring? It looks great! I have a big juniper with long leggy branches and nothing seems to be back budding so I am wondering how you did this as it might be something that would work for my juni.

Thanks!
 

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2014, 05:41 PM »
Such a great transformation! On the way to something wonderful!
Why don't they grow here? Same gloomy, I mean, misty, temperate weather.  ::)
 

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2014, 09:30 AM »
The tree is beautiful, there are no other words that do it justice.  Your biggest problem is going to be in finding the appropriate pot for this beauty.  JMHO:  you need to find something that is not too deep with fine lines to it. Round or square, as long as they are not too masculine, I don't think an oval will look right or even a lotus shape.   I don't think this tree will work on a slab, but I could be wrong.
 

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2014, 09:27 PM »
Thanks guys for the positive feedback. Sorce, right side will mostly stay. It will probably hang outside the rim of the pot when repotted for size pot I'd like but I don't mind that.
 Jlush, It required a fair amount of manipulation w/ guy wires, raphia and copper wire to compact the tree . Mt. Hemlock don't really backbud so hopefully you don't start w/ one that's too leggy. :)
Your Juniper should readily backbud once it gets happy, hopefully some of your branches fork somewhat close to the trunk, you usually get a lot of growth at the crotches.
 Thanks Vance for your thoughts on a container, I'm kind of looking forward to the challenge of getting it into a pot that complements it well. I have a square one that might fit the bill, but not being too masculine will be good to keep in mind, thanks. You know, the right rock might be pretty cool instead of a pot?

thanks again,
JE


 

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 02:52 PM »
Update: Mt. Hemlock repotted.

Cheers, JE
 

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 03:24 PM »
Gorgeous tree! - I recognize the backdrop.
 

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 11:07 AM »
Thanks OSO,

- I recognize the backdrop.

How so?
 

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2015, 01:59 PM »
Thanks OSO,

- I recognize the backdrop.

How so?

Oops! It looks a lot like Ryan's, but ...
Sorry.

Nevertheless, I will stick with my first statement - it is a gorgeous tree!
 

SpongeMann

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2015, 09:41 PM »
Great work! I can imagine the feeling when you walked up to this tree in the wild. You wouldn't happen to have some pics of it on the cliff face .
 

Dan W.

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Re: Mt. Hemlock #2
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 04:02 PM »
Very nice! Great job on the collection, and the tree has turned out awesome! :)