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JRob
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« on: February 23, 2013, 03:49 PM »

Here is a tree I purchased this morning because I thought it would be a fun project. It is a collected specimen. I'll have to do some research. I know nothing of the species.

JRob
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Chrisl
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 08:17 PM »

Cool!
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Leo in NE Illinois
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 07:24 PM »

Wild tree, I am at a loss as to how I would style it. The trunk is wild. I love the 'loop' I probably would not make any changes beyond letting the foliage develop, try to keep the foliage compact. I might play with the planting angle but I don't think I would try to change the trunk. Just try to figure out the best planting angle to show off the dead wood.
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Gaffer
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013, 07:52 PM »

Y,our western red cedar. I am from the Pacific Northwest and there are red cedar everywhere. I have been working on a few cedars to date and my advise is to keep it simple. Few branches and keep pinching. Simple simple.
Good luck
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MatsuBonsai
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 08:31 PM »

I wouldn't think this tree to be at the stage of refinement to require pinching. 

How well has it developed this year, JRob?
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013, 09:22 PM »

What a coincidence. I just finished styling a Thuja plicata  a couple weeks back. Not a common tree. It was a garden center find.

I would like to see an update on yours.

Rob
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Gaffer
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2013, 07:31 PM »

Gaffer here
Just finished working on a red cedar and it turned out I think kind of interesting . If you would explain to me how to send a pic I will do that. A little look with someone else's eyes would be very helpful.
Thankyou
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013, 07:41 PM »

http://bonsaistudygroup.com/forum-feedback/how-to-post-photos/
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