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Big JBP #84
« on: November 08, 2010, 07:23 PM »
I'm not sure I've posted this one here before.  Wayne named this one for me, #84.  It followed me home a year or so ago.  Since then I've been working to develop the future structure.

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 07:25 PM »
And finally, today.

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 08:01 PM »
time, time, time. Nice job, good to see this one coming along.
 

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 08:47 PM »
Yeah, what John said.  That is a great trunk.  I'd love to see a pic of the branch structure from above, if possible.  Good luck,

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 09:50 PM »
Nice work, many more years ahead of this tree, but its on the right track it looks like!

John, is there a nail drilled into that trunk?





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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 07:19 AM »
John, you keep on this one I will bet 5 years to show. You and Boon can get your development trees in the same year (the videos.....).
John
 

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 08:17 AM »
John, is there a nail drilled into that trunk?

Looks like its the anchor for the guy wire pulling that right branch down.
 

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 08:29 AM »
Dave, I'll try to get a photo next time I'm home during daylight hours.

John, I was hoping for 4 years.  :)

Shim, a deck screw into deadwood, as Wayne said, to hold the guy wire.
 

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2010, 08:47 AM »
well, since the videos were done last summer- you are right on schedule. ;-}
 

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 09:25 AM »
Wow, nice trunk on this JBP.  I like what you've done so far.  With that drastic right to left movement, it reminds me of one of the in-training JBPs featured in Boon's DVDs (I forget which DVD).

Just out of curiosity, did you source this from a local grower, or is this an import? 
 

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2010, 10:19 AM »
Aren't these all California trees? Lone Pine I believe, I got a couple of them as well. Boon led a digging expedition 5=-6 years ago or so and then did the cut downs to get rid of the big limbs.  John
 

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010, 10:30 AM »
I think this is one from that group, yes.  Boon could say for sure.
 

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2010, 09:34 AM »
As requested, here's the top down view.
 

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2010, 02:32 PM »
Thanks for the pictures.  One question, though.  Does the relative "straightness" of the first branch on the left bother you, or anyone else, for that matter?  Would it be worth it to induce some movement in there closer to the trunk?  That's really the only thing I don't like about the tree at this stage.

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Re: Big JBP #84
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2010, 12:40 AM »
John,
yes, it is from lone pine