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bonsaikc

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Small San Jose from nursery stock
« on: November 04, 2009, 01:30 PM »
This was 1 gallon nursery stock given to me by John Kirby. He had found a bunch of these with great trunk bases and snapped them up. I repotted the first spring and the tree responded quite well.
 

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Re: Small San Jose from nursery stock
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009, 01:35 PM »
Here's the tree after some carving.
 

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Re: Small San Jose from nursery stock
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009, 09:09 PM »
Great Job. Keep us posted on this one.
 

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Re: Small San Jose from nursery stock
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 10:05 PM »
Very, very nice Chris!! Ya showin me up man ;D LOL. May I make a suggestion? NONE!  ;) (laugh, smile). Which is ya front? My pick is the 3rd pic in ya last 3 pics showin the carvin. The shari grabs my attention and the flow of the shari makes me look at every inch of the tree. Thanks friend for showin :)
 

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Re: Small San Jose from nursery stock
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009, 09:40 AM »
Thanks, guys. This tree has had more carving done since these pics. Only the larger branch is left, and the shari covers about 70% of the trunk. I'm not normally a fan of single-branch trees, but I liked where this one wanted to go. I will take some more pics when it comes out of winter dormancy.
 

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Re: Small San Jose from nursery stock
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 10:56 AM »
Really nice work - thanks for sharing.  My inclination is to go with #3 as well.
 

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Re: Small San Jose from nursery stock
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009, 12:32 PM »
The problem with pic 3 is that the leader (the sole remaining branch) moves toward the back of the tree. This is easily remedied by bringing it around to the front, but I'm not sure that's the most elegant solution.
 

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Re: Small San Jose from nursery stock
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009, 05:05 PM »
So whats your plan for the front?
« Last Edit: November 05, 2009, 09:26 PM by bwaynef »
 

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Re: Small San Jose from nursery stock
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2009, 07:50 PM »
I'd say pics #1 and #2 will be the new front. Dependin on how much he wants that one branch to go towards the viewer. At the time of seein these pics #3 grabbed me but since more has been carved and down to one lone branch I'm guessin 2 or 3. :)
 

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Re: Small San Jose from nursery stock
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2009, 10:06 AM »
For right now, view #1 is the nominal front. I have reduced the bark almost to a lifeline and wired the leader down. It has gotten a little rangy but still is quite strong. The final height won't be much higher than the jin is right now (although that spike will have some work done.)