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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Mike Pollock on October 06, 2010, 10:51 AM

Title: Restyling a shimpaku
Post by: Mike Pollock on October 06, 2010, 10:51 AM
The tree below is one I've had for sale on www.bonsaiforum.com (http://www.bonsaiforum.com). So far no takers.

The virtual is what I may do to the tree if it doesn't sell in the next two weeks. Any other ideas from the group?

Title: Re: Restyling a shimpaku
Post by: Zach Smith on October 06, 2010, 11:43 AM
I like your virtual, Mike.  The only comment I can think of is the top seems a bit heavy in the after shot.

Zach
Title: Re: Restyling a shimpaku
Post by: Mike Pollock on October 06, 2010, 12:00 PM
Thanks Zach. You're right. I didn't mess with it in the virtual.
Title: Re: Restyling a shimpaku
Post by: Jerry Norbury on October 06, 2010, 04:38 PM
The future direction is ideal for the structure and improves the overall form considerably.
Title: Re: Restyling a shimpaku
Post by: MatsuBonsai on October 07, 2010, 06:43 PM
I like the virt.  Perhaps a little thinner and wired to bring the apex to the left more? 

Or, keep the lower right branch, lose the lower left, and tilt the tree to the right some?
Title: Re: Restyling a shimpaku
Post by: John Kirby on October 11, 2010, 03:02 PM
John, I see some rebar to move the top over closer to vertical, leave the lower laft branchs and pyll down as in vert. Nice elegant tree, with the reduced foliage mass will be very nice.

John