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Jason E
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« on: February 29, 2012, 08:47 PM »

Just re-potted this tree and thought I'd post a few pics. Any imput on branch placement or design would be appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 09:16 PM »

That branch that goes up and to the left, where the trunk bends off to the right looks problematic.  I'd strongly consider taking the concave cutters to it.

Also, now would probably be a good time to get wire on it.
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Adair M
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 09:19 PM »

To my eye, it looks like it's potted too "high", and needs to be deeper in the soil.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 09:46 AM »

That branch that goes up and to the left, where the trunk bends off to the right looks problematic.  I'd strongly consider taking the concave cutters to it.

Also, now would probably be a good time to get wire on it.

Why so Wayne?  I think it adds balance to the main trunk jetting off to the right so extremely.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 09:57 AM »

+1 on potted too high. Leave the branch alone but work on eliminating the strait lines in your branches either by wiring or cutting back to a shorter internode and starting over with that particular area of the branch. Looks very nice and promising
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Adair M
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 11:06 AM »

Along with being potted too high, I'd lean it over to the left more.  I don't like seeing air under that large root on the right.

I think it would be beneficial to have pictures from all sides.

It looks like a nice piece of material to play with!

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Jason E
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 03:30 PM »

Thanks for all the imput! I ended up re-potting it a little lower, this seems to help out quite a bit. also added a few more angles.
Have a study group tonight that i'm going to bring this to and work on the wiring.

thanks again.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 03:33 PM »

Who is your group working with? John Kirby
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Jason E
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 03:38 PM »

It's a Puget Sound Bonsai Association study group founded by the late Wayne Brewer.
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Jason E
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 10:10 AM »

I ended up moving part of the branch on the left up to create a new trunk line. Going to see if I can thicken that area up and possibly remove /carve the thick trunk on the right in the next couple of years, making the branch on the left the new apex.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 12:03 PM »

That's a good idea JMEK.  That current apex is just too big and awkward looking to me. 
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012, 02:29 PM »

Agreed with the idea of the new apex to the left. Really nice material though, jinning the curt apex and carving is also a good option
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Jason E
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 10:24 PM »

Thanks guys, yeah the thought behind that was was it just didn't look natural with that heavy trunk line coming off at that angle. Hopefully letting the new intended apex grow wild for a while will thicken that side up a bit.

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Jason E
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2012, 10:17 PM »

Hello All,

Took some pictures of the Larch this evening w/ it's foliage. Looking forward to seeing how the new apex develops and re asses this winter.

Jason
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2012, 06:41 PM »

Jason, I think that you've picked a good direction for this tree, thanks for posting the update. Have you done any more editing in your head?
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