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Spruce #1
« on: April 27, 2011, 01:34 PM »
I spotted this in the summer of '09 and dug it up Spring '10.  It went into a wooden box that was made from scraps and rotted quite nicely.  It went perfectly into this big mica pot after I removed three thick dead roots.  The tree put on tremendous root growth and I didn't cut any.  I gave it a light pruning after getting it secured and watered.

Dave
 

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Re: Spruce #1
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 02:05 PM »
Nice looking tree. It's working up well. How are these at pushing backbudding?
 

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Re: Spruce #1
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 02:23 PM »
Rock, Thanks for the compliment.  As far as back budding, it is almost ridiculous, it will be a chore removing all the extra buds for years to come.

Dave
 

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Re: Spruce #1
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 11:53 AM »
Did a bit of work on this one.
 

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Re: Spruce #1
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 11:54 AM »
And some carving.
 

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Re: Spruce #1
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 11:59 AM »
Looking very nice Dave!  How long did you leave it in the wood box before putting it in a bonsai pot?
Chris
 

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Re: Spruce #1
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011, 12:06 PM »
Thanks Chris.  The box fell apart, so it was more or less slip potted after only one year.  Now some shots after a wiring to set some primary branches for the future.
 

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Re: Spruce #1
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011, 08:28 PM »
Looking good, Dave.  What tools are you using for carving?
 

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Re: Spruce #1
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011, 11:40 AM »
Thanks John, I have been using a dremel with the assorted bits that came with the kit.

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Re: Spruce #1
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2011, 05:40 AM »
Awesome transformation Dave. 
You've got the eye. You've got the 'tools'.
Great material too!
I don't believe anyone else here in CNY has all these things.
Keep it coming.