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Larch 2011 to 2015
« on: October 20, 2015, 08:33 AM »
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Re: Larch 2011 to 2015
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 08:34 AM »
In the above group the second pix should be first to keep the correct order.
 

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Re: Larch 2011 to 2015
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 08:45 AM »
I've been home bound for a bit. Had Total Hip Replacement on October6 and am just being able to do some stuff. This Larch was collected by a fellow Bonsai Artist living at the time in Vermont. I traded a large Boxwood with him to obtain this tree. The pictures above show the progression over time. The first and second pixs show it in a large training pot, it originally lived in a wood box for a few years. At the time it had two branches, however one, the long lower branch died. The tree was restyled in a workshop with David Easterbrook using the one remaining branch to form the tree. It was moved to it's current pot made by Sara Raynor last spring. It is beginning to go into its fall color prior to dropping its leaves for the winter. I hope you enjoy.
Jay
 

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Re: Larch 2011 to 2015
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2015, 11:22 AM »
Looks like an interesting piece of material, Jay!!

Good luck with it!!
 

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Re: Larch 2011 to 2015
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2015, 12:57 PM »
Thank you, it is one of my favorites. It gives me much joy through out the year, regardless of season
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Re: Larch 2011 to 2015
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2015, 02:49 PM »
Sorry about the hip, hope it heals up good and doesn't linger!!
Less Salsa dancing, more trees!!!

Your Larch really seems to have a "presence" about it....
  very stately!!!

Thanks for sharing!! ;D
 

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Re: Larch 2011 to 2015
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2015, 03:30 AM »
Hey Jay

Thanks for sharing the Larch.

I really like that tree.  I have to agree with Lance.  It definitely does have a "Presence" about it.

Must of been a good boxwood to swop for such a nice tree.

Good luck with the hip and get better soon.
 

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Re: Larch 2011 to 2015
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2015, 06:10 AM »
Thank you both. Well I was in the right place at the right time with the trade for this tree. My friend had been on a few collecting trips for Larch over the previous years. He had about 20 if I remember correctly. At that time they were all in large heavy wood boxes and he was going to be moving. The move was going to be taking him a couple hundred miles south which was going to be difficult with so many pre bonsai in boxes and if you know Larch also putting them in a much warmer climate. He was interested in thinning his Larch holdings. I had two field grown Boxwood, Both about 35 years old that I offered either to him. He took the smaller of the two. He is a good person and did me a solid.... But to be honest in the grow box this tree didn't look that special and some others he has are killer trees.
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Re: Larch 2011 to 2015
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2015, 07:23 AM »
Just the luck of the draw.

Winner tree Jay.