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Hotaction
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« on: March 16, 2010, 01:04 PM »

I decided to give this one a bit of a first styling.  I collected last April and it grew well last year, so I decided it could take a bit of abuse.  Hope you like the direction I'm headed with this one.

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 12:43 PM »

I think for an initial styling you've eliminated a lot of the unwanted stuff.  I don't know if it would be improved, but I tend to initially try to find the loan-trunked informal upright in most trees.  If you got rid of the two left trunks (from the 1st after picture) leaving something of one or both to jin, and added a little movement to the remaining trunk you might have an impressive tree.  There might also be a much smaller semi-cascade using that right branch, w/ a good tilt of the trunk.

That said, I don't really like the left cascade-wannabe trunk, but I'm not sure I'd remove it now.  I'll take a wait-and-see-where-you're-headed approach on this one.  Keep us updated.




<edit>I'm an idiot.  I should've said lone-trunked.  Excuse my error.</edit>
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010, 01:06 PM »

Thanks for the insights Wayne.  I too agree that one should search for that "lone" trunk when trying to find the bonsai within.  However, the junction of the trunk is quite odd with little continuity between the main trunk and the sub-trunks.  The right most trunk does have the best potential if i were too eliminate to one leader and there is alot of nice action in the branches over there. (see pic)  If this direction doesn't pan out, this is where a future smaller tree will be designed from.  I'll also include a shot of a tree that has been an inspiration for this design.

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010, 01:09 PM »

I too agree that one should search for that "lone" trunk when trying to find the bonsai within.

I'm not saying you SHOULD, but that I often fall into that rut, at least initially.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 08:38 AM »

I really like the triple trunk image. I think this actually looks very realistic.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 12:03 PM »

Thanks noisee, glad you like it Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 01:09 PM »

A couple shots with the new foliage.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 02:08 PM »

That last picture shows a really nice informal upright single trunk using the left-most trunk.  (I've been known to be unimaginative though.)

I really like this one too.
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 02:27 PM »

Wayne, I left a small little branch there for a new apex in case I have to go that route.  It is noticeable in the picture.  Of coarse, I'm not quite ready to give up on the triple trunk quite yet. Wink  I can always cut back later.  Perhaps I'll bring this with me to Nature's Way this weekend.

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 07:39 PM »

I had to take a good look at the very first photo and that last - TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TREES!  What you did with that pile of branches was impressive and inspirational! Whoa!
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 01:47 PM »

I had to take a good look at the very first photo and that last - TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TREES!  What you did with that pile of branches was impressive and inspirational! Whoa!

Thanks for the kind words.  I'm glad you like it so far. 

This tree is growing like crazy and come winter I'll have a lot more tree to work with.

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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 12:34 PM »

An after summer update for my records, thought I'd post it.
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 03:20 PM »

Due for its first pot or grow box in spring.  The washtub served me well.
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 03:30 PM »

Plans?
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2011, 01:07 AM »

Wayne, I'm gonna take a look at the roots. Then see what I cam plant it in, and at what angle. After that, ill focus on recovery while contemplating the future options.
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