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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Jason E on July 05, 2014, 10:30 PM

Title: Sub-Alpine Fir #1
Post by: Jason E on July 05, 2014, 10:30 PM
Here is a Sub Alpine fir that I worked on for the first time last fall and was repotted this spring.
this one came from the Olympic Mts. in 2012
Still has a long way to go but I really like the size and feel of this little triple trunk fir.

Jason
Title: Re: Sub-Alpine Fir #1
Post by: Jason E on July 05, 2014, 10:42 PM
a few more pics
Title: Re: Sub-Alpine Fir #1
Post by: october on July 05, 2014, 11:59 PM
Oustanding! Highly impressive pulling that image from that material.

Rob
Title: Re: Sub-Alpine Fir #1
Post by: John Kirby on July 06, 2014, 06:57 AM
I agree, I struggled with a few of these in Arkansas. Nice tree, goid vision to find it in there.

Really interesting species, shouldbe used more in places it will grow well.
Title: Re: Sub-Alpine Fir #1
Post by: Jason E on July 06, 2014, 06:39 PM
Thanks Rob, John. They are nice trees to work with, they back bud like crazy, have nice foliage and are often found very contorted and do develop craggy bark on very old specimens.
I have not seen them used much at all, even here in the PNW.
The Pac Rim Collection has 47 ronin in it's collection, a group of Sub-alpine firs created in the 70's by Bob Kataoka.

Jason
Title: Re: Sub-Alpine Fir #1
Post by: Bavarian Raven on November 09, 2016, 11:34 PM
Im new here so hopefully its not taboo bumping an old thread...

That being said, those are beautiful little sub-alpine firs.  8) I'm "new" into bonsai and I'm just starting one (a subalpine fir that I brought back from a hike last summer). I was wondering how this Bonsai was doing and if you have any tips for this species? Thanks. BR. :)

Title: Re: Sub-Alpine Fir #1
Post by: Jay on November 10, 2016, 06:38 AM
B.R., welcome. I can't help you with info on this species. I mainly grow Deciduous trees and Larch. Just a word or two... the site went through some Tech Difficulties a coupe of months ago. It has been very slow recovering posters.
Stop by from time to time and hopefully someone will be able to answer your questions.
J
Title: Re: Sub-Alpine Fir #1
Post by: Bavarian Raven on November 10, 2016, 06:00 PM
B.R., welcome. I can't help you with info on this species. I mainly grow Deciduous trees and Larch. Just a word or two... the site went through some Tech Difficulties a coupe of months ago. It has been very slow recovering posters.
Stop by from time to time and hopefully someone will be able to answer your questions.
J

Thanks for your reply. :)
Either way, its nice reading through all these older posts and learning things. :)
Cheers.