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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2010, 02:08 PM »
OK, here goes again. Had problems the first time.
 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2010, 03:14 PM »
a quick update

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2011, 03:17 PM »
Practicing with the new phone and thought I'd update  before spring.
 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2011, 04:17 PM »
Repotted this one at my club meeting this morning. The pot is by Dale Cochoy. 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2011, 12:32 PM »
Here's a virt I did of Dave's larch.

I see a bunjin style tree here with the slender trunk with slow taper.  I "removed" a bunch of the lower branches, added some bends and took the kink at the top out. I also made the pot smaller (wish we could do that to our pots).  That is about it. This work is all achievable in real life I think. I would put a piece of rebar into the pot and use fulcrums to make all of the bends at one time.

What do you guys think?

 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2011, 12:35 PM »
a side-by-side comparison.
 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2011, 12:50 PM »
Mike, great virt! Thanks.  As a matter of fact I was looking the other day and considering what changes might make for a better tree, and that is pretty close to a version I had imagined.  The problem is that the base really has a left to right flow to it.  I feel with the canopy having the right to left movement, the tree may be much llike a GI JOE figure with his legs spun around backwards.  I really do like the virt, and thanks for taking the time to do it. 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2011, 12:59 PM »
I bet you could spin the upper trunk around to make the top match the base.

And in case you're wondering, I don't own stock in a raffia plantation...  :)
 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2011, 11:12 PM »
Spring time...
 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2011, 02:01 PM »
Spring time...in the rain.
 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2011, 02:10 PM »
more spring time pics...starting to fill out.  I'll take the all the wire off this week, as it is going to be in my club show next weekend.
 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2011, 08:13 PM »
Hey Mike,

C'mon up to Little Falls for our show and see this beauty for yourself.  It's a whole lot better 'in person'.     ;D

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2011, 01:29 PM »
Now with moss for the show...
 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2012, 01:09 AM »
Re wired
 

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Re: my slightly awkward larch
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2012, 06:59 PM »
An earlier comment called out the 'bowing' of branches with the rewiring. It seems that you've managed to alleviate this a bit.

I have a couple of collected larches myself and I wired one and had this same problem. What techniques can be used to prevent the 'bowing' and get more of a hard angle like the examples I butchered: