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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: ericrobinson on October 20, 2010, 12:22 PM

Title: Progression Juniperus c. "Nick's Compact"
Post by: ericrobinson on October 20, 2010, 12:22 PM
Would like to share a progression of a nursery-bought Juniperus c. "Nick's Compact" purchased in 2006. I was going to make it a double trunk style but did not like the results. I decided this year to to jin the part that had several straight sections. I'll update when it's wired.

Not sure about the lowest left-hand branch as it is large in diameter...any thoughts?
Title: Re: Progression Juniperus c. "Nick's Compact"
Post by: ericrobinson on October 20, 2010, 12:23 PM
 I placed a guy wire on the live tree to pull it more to the right.

I included two virtuals of the jinned side. It needs more work to spiral the straight section or remove it all together.
Title: Re: Progression Juniperus c. "Nick's Compact"
Post by: John Kirby on October 20, 2010, 01:41 PM
Hollow it out and bend it, you will need it, just not as a straight piece. John
Title: Re: Progression Juniperus c. "Nick's Compact"
Post by: Zach Smith on October 20, 2010, 01:48 PM
I placed a guy wire on the live tree to pull it more to the right.

I included two virtuals of the jinned side. It needs more work to spiral the straight section or remove it all together.

Nice work so far.  I think the lowest left branch isn't too much out of scale; I'd keep it (at least for now).  Have you considered bending the upper part of the living trunk toward the left to better reflect the sweep of the jinned trunk?

Zach
Title: Re: Progression Juniperus c. "Nick's Compact"
Post by: ericrobinson on October 20, 2010, 10:37 PM
Thanks John.  I'll hollow and bend while the wood is still moist. Zach, I'll see what I can do with your suggestion.