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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: John Kirby on February 18, 2014, 08:18 PM

Title: Olive
Post by: John Kirby on February 18, 2014, 08:18 PM
Another rescue, this tree has a massive base and was about 3' tall. Cut down to start over, repot and pot up in a really nice Japanese pot (used to hold my big Kokonoe White Pine ). Time to grow!
Title: Re: Olive
Post by: Judy on February 19, 2014, 07:45 AM
John, that's a big project!  How long do you expect it to take to regrow a reasonable branching?  I've got a large project this spring similar.... (and you will know this tree from your field)
Title: Re: Olive
Post by: John Kirby on February 19, 2014, 08:30 AM
Judy, in California 6-7 years. If it were in a hotter place than the Bay Area, faster. These things are impressive in how they can regenerate from stumps. This tree will probably be a reasonable bonsai faster than the Monterey Pine or the Atlas Cedar.......
Title: Re: Olive
Post by: Joshua Hanzman on March 09, 2014, 10:55 PM
John, can I come and hang out with you and Boon, please? I'll be respectful and laugh at all your jokes, and i'll carry the heavy shit when you both feel lazy!?
Title: Re: Olive
Post by: Sorce on March 10, 2014, 04:49 AM
The heavy stuff being the Giant Balls on that freaky ass Crack smoking Gnome.

Sorry, the image is forever burned in my mind.

Nice Olives.  :D  cant help it!
Title: Re: Olive
Post by: Don Dunn on March 11, 2014, 12:43 AM
John
So it must be like a Valley Oak. Does it send out new buds around the wound? I cut Valley Oaks back like that but I usually leave a small branch with a few leaves on it. I only have one very small Olive but I have always loved the shape of them and the great Nabari they get. Now I want something bigger to play with.
Title: Re: Olive
Post by: John Kirby on March 11, 2014, 12:36 PM
Don,
you can stump out Olives in California, or Italy or Greece, not sure I would try it here in CT. It should pop just about everywhere. We will see when I go back out in May.

Source,
it is called a Tanuki. Google Tanuki Shigeraki or Tanuki lore. Will fill you in.
Title: Re: Olive
Post by: Don Dunn on March 17, 2014, 01:33 AM
Thanks John
I hope to get a chance to try that on an olive one day.