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Re: Trident maple
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2009, 12:31 PM »
look at the really good classical deciduous trees in Japan, in Kokufu books, they don't look like pines at all. However, they are very stylized to give an impression of a tree, whereas the "naturalistic" (Aja European) style trees are designed to look just like a  photographic image of a tree, less stylized. If I had to judge classically styled (akaJapanese) trees by most you see in the US I wouldn't like them much either- most don't have a high degree of ramification and few have seen much wire.


Hi John,

That's a good clarification.  I think I like less the classically styled deciduous trees with lots of ramification at the ends of long branches.  On the other hand, Boon's tree has ramification closer in to the trunk which is much more appealing to me.

Also, I didn't mean to hijack Boon's thread - after reading Walter's new thread, I realized I may have been rude in posting my question here rather than in a separate thread (the question had popped into my head after seeing the pictures of Boon's tree).  So my apologies to Boon.

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Re: Trident maple
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2009, 12:06 AM »
You have hit it on the head, Boon's post is instructive in showing how you develop the tree. Find the most compact tree that you can. John