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ksbonsai

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Yew
« on: August 04, 2009, 09:33 PM »
Just acquired this yew.  All I've done  besides slip it in the pot is some minor trimming and thinning.  Any suggestions or recommendations as to where to go with it.
 

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Re: Yew
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 07:45 AM »
good jin and shari potential.
 

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Re: Yew
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 11:49 AM »
What more can you tell us about it?  Is there a strong leader in the group of branches?  What direction were you thinking of going with this one?
 

ksbonsai

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Re: Yew
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 09:30 PM »
The trunk is 2.75 inches at the soil level and there are actually three strong branches equidistantly spaced around the top of the trunk.  When I first saw it I thought of an old massive tree standing alone on a hill in a pasture.  One with the large branches bent down almost to the ground from their own weight and the weight of winter snows and a short spread out canopy. 

After taking the pictures, the second one gave me the idea of some jin and shari on the right with the left flowing towards the left.  I have thinned it out more from these pictures to let more light into the inner branches where lots of buds can be seen.

For now it is on my patio where I can't help but look at it and think about it.  I haven't made any long term decisions yet so I'm open to any suggestions.
 
 

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Re: Yew
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 04:46 PM »
If this was my yew, I would go in the direction of this, http://www.shohin-europe.com/ALBEKGALLERY-baccatayew.html
 

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Re: Yew
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2009, 02:47 PM »

For now it is on my patio where I can't help but look at it and think about it.  I haven't made any long term decisions yet so I'm open to any suggestions.
 

I think this is a really good idea.  At some point I started bringing trees I planned to work on into my living room during the evening so I could look at them for a few days before working on them.  I found it to be very helpful in deciding which way to go.

Alex
 

ksbonsai

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Re: Yew
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2009, 04:12 PM »
Shimsuki,
That is pretty close to what I envisioned when I first saw it.  Its got a lot of interior buds that should fill it out nicely.

Alex,
I've found I do less damage if I thin a newly acquired tree so I can see the branch structure and think about it rather than rushing in with a first impression.  In this case I think my first impression is the direction I'll go but not until spring when its growing well in its new home.

(Of course if you look at the other yew I posted you'll see I don't always follow my own advice)
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