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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2010, 11:04 PM »
Very awesome BC Don! Thank you for sharing. Too bad I can't hit the powerball. We'd both be millionaires  :P Look forward to seeing more of your trees.
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2010, 06:03 AM »
Don,  These are excellent examples of BC that you have posted.  I can see that much work has gone into their training.  Would you care to describe how you developed and maintain the branch ramification.   With as many of these trees as you seem to have and given their level of development I think it would be very hard to find the time to wire train all of these trees. So, I suspect much of your training is done with just pruning. 

I personally have a real fetish for BC, especially flat-top, and over the last two years have started focusing on developing a few.  I hope that in a few years my trees can reach a similar level of refinement.

THanks for sharing!!!
John 


 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2010, 08:32 AM »
Glad to see this thread back open.  And what a monster tree!  Great ramification and structure too!  Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2010, 09:52 AM »
Glad to see this thread back open.  And what a monster tree!  Great ramification and structure too!  Thanks for sharing.

I have several more to post.  I wanted to get them all in before the thread got too muddy with discussion, so I locked it.  I thought it would be better that way.  I could be wrong.  So, I will just post the others as time permits.
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2010, 09:56 AM »
Excellent!  Looking forward to more updates!
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2010, 10:05 AM »
very old FL tree, known as a cut-back flattop
Mark will appreciate this one more...maybe
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2010, 10:24 AM »
bonzilla
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2010, 10:29 AM »
1 LA and 1 FL
poor photo
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2010, 11:45 AM »
DANG!!  :o  Do I dare ask how you repot the one in the pool? Amazing Don.  :)
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2010, 12:14 PM »
DANG!!  :o  Do I dare ask how you repot the one in the pool? Amazing Don.  :)

it was collected 3 years ago and has not been repotted yet.  it will be put in a sling and hoisted with my loader.  I have a 6 foot oval pot that it will go in eventually.  Its a brute.
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2010, 01:22 PM »
Ah. Brute is an understatement  ;D None the less it is a spectacular specimen. Looking forward to see it in its new pot.
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2010, 11:16 PM »
WOW :o
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2010, 09:07 AM »
Pretty spectacular material. I'm  glad I don't have to repot any of these. ;D
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2010, 12:17 PM »
old high twin flattop
 

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Re: Some Bald Cypress
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2010, 12:22 PM »
volcano