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JRob

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« Reply #60 on: December 20, 2013, 04:17 PM »
Warm day in STL. Temp is topping out around 68 degrees. (To warm and needs to cool back down soon!) Worked on cleaning up some trees today that are being stored in my unheated pool cabana. They are all just starting their bonsai development. I've had the first two ( a trident and Japanese Maple ) for 3 years and I am just getting them acclimated to bonsai pots and developing a good root ball. The trident will be repotted this spring in an antique yellow Chinese pot. The Japanese Maple will stay in the lovely cream crackle glaze by SR. The third ( another Japanese Maple) was just purchased this past fall and will be repotted this spring. Not sure what pot yet. I am excited to begin serious work on them. Enjoy their silhouettes. JRob
 

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« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2013, 04:22 PM »
Chinese cork bark Elm.  From air layer seven years in training.
 

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« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2013, 04:26 PM »
Boon - Stunning! JRob
 

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« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2013, 05:06 PM »
That's a killer tree boon!
 

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« Reply #64 on: December 21, 2013, 01:51 AM »
Nice maples!

Judy are you also planning to work on the tamper on the young maple?

 

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« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2013, 08:53 PM »
Here is an elm that I initially styled with Koji Hiramatsu at the St. Louis Shohin convention 3 years ago.  I as Vice-President of the club I signed up for vacant spots and I took the last spot and got the last tree. It is currently in a braver man pot. I have not done much with the tree since except one adjustment with Hagedorn and since only light pruning to keep it in check. Not sure where to go with it. Any suggestions? JRob
 

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« Reply #66 on: December 23, 2013, 05:24 AM »
How about a couple hundred miles north! Lol!

All I see is keeping the crown in check till that lower left catches up.

Nice.
 

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« Reply #67 on: December 23, 2013, 09:14 AM »
Jrob, I think it's a pretty sweet tree as is.  Perhaps a bit of thickening from the main trunk on the lower apex?
 I have a cork bark elm that I'm going to use sacrifice branching on next season, as the apex just seems like a different tree placed on top.  Of course, mine is a different feel from yours, but has a bit of the same flavor. Here is the tree, I haven't cleaned it up yet this year, on the list for this week!  This one is a cork bark elm that I got from NEBG in 2009, the branching is getting there, but the top needs to catch up.  Now that I've seen the one Boon posted (excellent tree!) I have something to shoot for.
John Romano would recognize this one.
 

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« Reply #68 on: December 23, 2013, 11:25 AM »
This is a great thread, I'm loving it!!! I'll post my measly silhouetted trees later today, but want to preemptively warn of their measlyness :/

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« Reply #69 on: December 23, 2013, 05:48 PM »
one of my larches
 

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« Reply #70 on: December 23, 2013, 07:29 PM »
Great tree Andre, what type of pot are you thinking of fir this one?
 

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« Reply #71 on: December 23, 2013, 09:07 PM »
I agree with John. Great tree.
 

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« Reply #72 on: December 24, 2013, 04:22 AM »
i was thinking of an oval pot i have two in mind that are not being used right now. i was also throwing it around i my head about using a semi cascade pot but i would have to have that custom made cause the dimension would have to be just right for that pot to work with this tree. what do you think
 

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« Reply #73 on: December 24, 2013, 07:51 AM »
I think the movement is too great for an oval.

But the base calls for that position it leaves the soil.

If you can bend the trunk down and adjust the crown, semi.

A drastic bunjin change would be nice too see too.
 

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« Reply #74 on: December 24, 2013, 09:21 AM »
What does the Oval look like? How big? I think a round deeper pot could be used to make the bunjin character stand out quite nicely in this tree, just as it is. Most of us only think of shallow Nanban pots for unjin, but the right deeper pot can make the tree look very stable and compliment the great base on this tree.