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M. Frary

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My newest favorite tree
« on: July 04, 2014, 08:02 AM »
   I went to Vance Wood's bonsai clubs annual show this past weekend. I knew I was coming back with a tree too. I actually thought it was going to be a mugo pine but saw this and had to have it. I got it from Vance himself. I also talked him into doing a little styling for me. I know it isn't much to look now but it will onlyget better as time goes by.
  It will always be a tree that gets top billing on my benches. What can I say? II'm a sentimental fool.
 

M. Frary

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Re: My newest favorite tree
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 08:04 AM »
  After Vances tender ministrations.
 

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Re: My newest favorite tree
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 08:19 AM »
Just wondering if you will keep both of these trunks, and how you'll deal with the way they grow directly away from each other?
Do you have a plan in mind?  Could one of them be regrown to work better with the other, or maybe just work with one of them....
 

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Re: My newest favorite tree
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014, 08:01 PM »
  They're actually connected at the base. I'll be keeping both too. I kind of like the way it looks now.
 

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Re: My newest favorite tree
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014, 08:11 PM »
The trunks movement does not tell a congruent story.  In my opinion, one needs to go, or shortened, or drastically altered to become more harmonious.  But, not until lots of strength has been gained by growing freely for several years.
 

Adair M

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Re: My newest favorite tree
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2014, 09:52 PM »
M. Frary,

I guess what many of us are struggling with is the ratio of the two trunks. Generally speaking, we like to see the smaller trunk be about 1/3 the diameter of the big trunk, and also be about 1/3 as tall.

Your tree has both trunks about equal.

I don't know what you may have in mind for the future of this tree, but I agree with Matsu that this is going to take a lot of growing.

Good luck with it!
 

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Re: My newest favorite tree
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014, 12:12 AM »
  That's probably why I like it. It will probably never have the perfect bonsai form and probably only loosely adhere to the normal bonsai rules but sometimes it's O.K. to have something different.
  I'm going to enjoy and cherish this tree because every time I see it  I'm reminded of the day I got to spend with Vance.
 

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Re: My newest favorite tree
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014, 04:16 PM »
Fair enough.

You stated it will only get better with time. What are your plans for this tree?  What steps will you be taking near term and far to help reach your goals for this tree?