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AlexV:
I figured I would start posting a few of my trees.  All are in development and still need work and time.

This is my first real bonsai, as in the first tree I went out and bought after joining a club and taking workshops.  It is a precumbans nana juniper that I bought from Bob Shimon in 2007.  It had been grown in a pot for ~20 years intending to be a bonsai but with no styling. 

It is the first tree I ever wired, and still has the scars to prove it.  The first pic I have of it is after its first styling which I did with Jim Gremmel. 

The next pic is of the 2008 Redwood Empire show in California.  It still needed to fill in some, but at this point I started to feel like it needed some changes.

I stripped off a lot more bark, and started to feel like I had way too much foliage on it for the slender trunk.  A few months ago I took it to Boon and we removed the majority of the foliage (last pic).  At this point I will let it rest until next summer and then give it another styling.  I am still not sure if I want it to continue to move to the left, or move some branches and make its movement go to the right. 

The deadwood I will put lime-sulfur on and then leave it alone to let the live veins swell.

Rick Moquin:
I would like to see the right side of the tree

AlexV:
The vision in my head has it going to the right as well, but we will see how it looks next summer.

Alex

John Kirby:
Alex,
I love procumbens. One of those good species. I like this tree a lot, looks good and wild.

John

AlexV:
Thanks John, at the moment its looking a bit like a plucked chicken, but it will fill back out.  I am also a fan of precumbans.  I have a few but this one is the farthest along.  Got any preferences for flowing to the right or left?

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