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tmmason10

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« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2013, 12:26 PM »
Those are looking great Judy, nice work.
 

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« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2013, 12:29 PM »
Wow! what a sight judy
 

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« Reply #47 on: December 17, 2013, 01:29 PM »
So the 2012 Winter Silhouettes had 4790 views. can this post top that? Do not see silhouettes from Mike Pollock or Don Blackmond yet this year. Anything you guys wish to contribute this year? What about others? Lets see some more trees please. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. JRob
 

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« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2013, 08:15 AM »
5k. 5k.

   Absolutely.

  I know you folks have better silhouettes than mine. Please post em.

  After all this cold, expecting it to snap, some of my finest branching is still pliable.    ;D

Here is a tray of tiny Ulmus, of which some will go solo. Some for previously mentioned forest.
Collected saplings, and Airlayers. Again slippery and Chinese. I think?

Snowmound.

Sorce
 

tmmason10

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« Reply #49 on: December 18, 2013, 12:19 PM »
A forest that needs a lot of work in the next few years. Grafting, layering, etc.
 

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« Reply #50 on: December 18, 2013, 01:08 PM »
I like the potential the forest has Tom, lots of work ahead.  Are you planning on splitting them up a bit? 
Just cause it's my favorite one, and in case someone doesn't look in the deciduous category, here is my EU Beech.
Keep those pictures coming!!!
 

tmmason10

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« Reply #51 on: December 18, 2013, 05:00 PM »
Thanks Judy, yes I hope to get a little more separation and depth with a repot this spring. The smaller and middle sized trunks need a lot of work, and the large trunk needs branches to develop.

Your deciduous trees are all looking really nice. You've done great work the past few years, especially picking out good stock to start with. Still learning that one.
 

BonsaiEngineer1493

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« Reply #52 on: December 18, 2013, 06:24 PM »
Really nice forest tmmason10!
 

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« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2013, 08:08 AM »
Not a Bonsai, not a clear phone photo, but a winter silhouette.

Hot Cocoa.

 

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« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2013, 08:36 AM »
trident, after winter wiring/pruning.
 

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« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2013, 12:06 PM »
Judy, how do I know if branches are thick enough to be wired? I guess its the right time to wire and prune. What kind of pruning should I do. I found this to be the best reference , but I wanted to hear from others too
 

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« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2013, 04:03 PM »
You can wire a branch of any thickness.  The earlier you get them the more and better movement you can put in them.  You just have to watch for the wire cutting in as small branches grow fast in the spring.
 

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« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2013, 05:39 PM »
Thinner the better, don't wire frozen trees.
 

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« Reply #58 on: December 20, 2013, 03:03 PM »
Can not tell everyone how much I enjoy this thread. I am attaching a picture of my Larch. It is one of those Conifers that qualify. This tree is in process. Will probably take a few more years to progress to a point worthy of a good pot and formal viewing. That large thin root in the front is scheduled for removal when the rest of the root system beefs up a bit.
 

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« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2013, 03:29 PM »
Nice Jay!  I love larch, and the B/W photo really shows it off. I've got to dig mine out and wire it soon...
Pretty young JM back at ya.

Did I mention that I love winter silhouettes???