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T-Town Bonsai

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Trident Maple
« on: September 16, 2009, 09:12 AM »
I dug this trident in 1994 and it was in a pot for several years.  I decided to plant it in the ground to develop the nabari.  One summer I trimmed it heavy the temps jumped and it sun burned the trunk causing severe die back.  I had to dig it up this summer as I have moved.  The only thing I had time for this summer was to keep it trimmed.  The pot was the only one I had that it would fit in.  
 

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Re: Trident Maple
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2009, 10:54 AM »
I really like this trunk.  Have you shown this one anywhere before?

I can see a much larger tree than the canopy shown, at least 50-75% taller than it is right now.  I know most people recommend finding the smallest tree possible (and its generally good advice), but I think this trunk is impressive enough to carry the image.

How old is it?
 

M.B.

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Re: Trident Maple
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2009, 01:54 PM »
It kinda looks like two seedlings that fuzed years ago. Is this the case?
Mary B.
 

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Re: Trident Maple
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009, 10:09 AM »
It kinda looks like two seedlings that fuzed years ago. Is this the case?
Mary B.

It does, but I didn't grow this one so I don't know for sure.