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bonsaikc

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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2009, 05:04 PM »
Privet it is, then. Did I mention that this one never flowers? However it is doing very well and I am looking forward to working with it.

I can tell from the trunk that wounds don't heal well, there are places on one side that have natural hollows. I intend to do carving when the time is right.

Thanks everyone.

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bonsaikc

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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2011, 11:45 PM »
Here's an update of the Privet.  I took it to Topeka to show it to Suthin, and he wanted to carve it, so we set it up. He traced some live veins and marked what he wanted to cut out with blue chalk. It showed up amazingly well on the bark.
 

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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2011, 11:47 PM »
Here's a look at the completed carving and my wiring job from yesterday. The second photo is from the back, the final is the front. The tree needs to develop and ramify, and I need to add some movement to the top to make it more natural, but I'm thinking three years to display or less. What do you think?
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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2011, 05:07 PM »
Pretty quick progress.  Two years?  That's crazy talk.

Much as I love the carving I really like the view opposite where most of the work was done.
 

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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2011, 04:17 PM »
I like that view too, except that the tree leans away fairly strongly from that angle. In future, it's possible that two fronts may be available.
 

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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2011, 10:22 PM »
I think you're well on the way to a quality bonsai. As for how long it might take you, I prefer not to guess.
 

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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2011, 12:55 AM »
Here's the tree after defoliating today.
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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2011, 01:00 AM »
The thing that really gets me moving is the difference between this spring and now.
 

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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2011, 10:09 AM »
I love it !  Have you checked the root growth in two years. Just wondered how they were doing. Larry
 

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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2011, 10:12 AM »
I'm pretty sure it will have to be repotted next spring. If the top grows this fast....
 

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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2011, 10:55 AM »
Here's how the tree has grown out since the last photo. It's very obvious that these trees grow much faster at the bottom, I'll have to slow down that part and work on strengthening the top.
 

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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2011, 04:06 AM »
How's this one looking now Chris?
 

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Re: "Urbandori" of unknown species
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2014, 06:08 AM »
How bout now? Any updates?  ;D