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JRob

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Mixed Forest Style - Inspired by Kato
« on: March 16, 2014, 07:57 PM »
I had a great week at the St. Louis Study GRoup with Michael Hagedorn. In Kato's book "Forest, Rock Planting & Ezo Sproce Bonsai" there is a picture on page 19 of his mixed forest style. When the photo was taken the planting was about 30 years old and 41" high. I have been fascinated with the concept since I first saw it. So today with Mike's help in a Demig pot I have been holding for my planting we executed a forest of the following species; Fagus crenate (Japanese Beech), Corylopsis spicata (Spike Winter Hazel), Chojubai (white form), Acer buergeranum (Trident Maple), Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple and Zelkova serrate (Japanese Elm).
 

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Re: Mixed Forest Style - Inspired by Kato
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 10:16 PM »
That is quite a mix of species.  How did you come to decide on using those trees?
 

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Re: Mixed Forest Style - Inspired by Kato
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 09:42 AM »
JRob,

The composition is very nice. It will look great in leaf.

Best,

Augustine
 

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Re: Mixed Forest Style - Inspired by Kato
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 01:05 PM »
Thanks, It looks better in person. The photo looks flat and does not show its demision and perspective well. I'll take one from the side. JRob
 

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Re: Mixed Forest Style - Inspired by Kato
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 02:24 PM »
I would love to know too. Was there any special consideration for the species, or placement of them?

I like it too! :o
 

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Re: Mixed Forest Style - Inspired by Kato
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 06:36 PM »
All, species were selected for interest. Chojubai & Winter Hazel for the early flowers when everything else will be leafless, the others for interest of bark, leaves and fall color. I'll post pictures through the seasons. JRob
 

Joshua Hanzman

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Re: Mixed Forest Style - Inspired by Kato
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 10:18 PM »
I think it looks nice as well! for a relative idea of size, can you tell us the width of the larger trunk? An estimate would be fine to gauge...

I heard you say there is chojubai in there but do not see any of there trademark thorns, did you remove them?