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Don Blackmond

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Re: My JBP
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2010, 09:46 AM »
I bought it from Dave Dewire many years ago.  He did the grafting.  The needles tend to be a little longer than my other kotobuki but it is a kotobuki nevertheless.  It may just be a tree started from a non-typical branch cutting.  I can identify it by the candles, needles and growth patterns.  Kotobuki are produced only by cutting or air-layer.

It is grafted on scotts pine understock, and the graft is right at the root crown.  It is a good grafting job, and it has been grown out to blend the union.  I had it in an oversized nursery can for a couple seasons, then in that large, deep  clay pot for a few years before you got it.  It was fed heavily and grown for rapid development of mass.  That is why the union is not noticeable and the base is so nice.  I see you are doing a nice job developing the branching now.  It is a really nice tree, one I truly like a lot.  If you ever get tired of it I'd like to get it back.
 

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Re: My JBP
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2010, 07:40 PM »
Wow... Thank you for the history on it Don.  I love this tree.  You must have a pretty impressive collection to let go of this one in my humble opinion.

 

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Re: My JBP
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2010, 01:56 PM »
I got to wondering about something.  why do you think that he used scots pine as the understock and not a JBP?
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: My JBP
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2010, 04:50 PM »
no clue; scots pine is a common source for understock though.
 

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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2011, 03:41 PM »
Well it is in a new pot and It looks a little different so I thought I would update this old thread.  I like this tree more and more.  To me it actually looks like many of the North American Pine trees I have seen.  I am not happy with the apex yet, but I think it is getting there.  What do y'all think?
 

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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2011, 09:46 PM »
Looking real good Jase I've always like this tree.  Your very right, driving through the pine barrons, most of the pines I see look very much like yours.  I love the tall elegance it has yet still a respectively powerful base. 

The only thing I see I would change is the last branch at the top is very straight in the picture.  This may not actually be the case but I think I would shorten it anyway.  I believe shortening that branch and wiring the apex will help finish off the look.

Tom
 

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Re: My JBP
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2011, 12:39 AM »
Yeah...it is an absolutely perfectly straight branch.  I am hoping for some backbudding and want to shorten it a bit.  It was was part of the apex and with great difficulty was bent down as per Victrinia because there was a huge open area on that right side that needed to be filled.  I hope to get that shortened in the next two to three years or I am going to have to graft it.  I have never grafted a JBP though.
 

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Re: My JBP
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2011, 01:18 PM »
...  To me it actually looks like many of the North American Pine trees I have seen...

Then you're doing something right!

I like this tree better now than I did in the first pictures. What put me off in the earlier ones was the regularity -- to my eye, it looked almost stamped out of a mold. (No offense intended.) That's partly personal taste; I find regularity in art rather boring.

But now the tree's individuality and character are coming out more, and starting to push the regularity into the background.  The result is that the visual appeal is much enhanced, at least for me. I think you did well to wait before shortening it!  :)

Looking forward to more updates in the future.
 

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Re: My JBP
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2011, 12:14 PM »
Jase,
I love the tree, I think you are doing a fantastic job with it. Can you take four pictures, rotating the tree 90 degrees each time? Or even 8? A good view of all sides of the tree would be very instructive and pleasing, and will help you visualize all angles.

Chris
 

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Re: My JBP
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2011, 03:45 PM »
Chris,  I will see if can take a few pics for you this week. 

I was able to take a picture of one of the trees that inspired my styling.
 

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Re: My JBP
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2011, 07:37 AM »
Very nice, coming along well. John
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: My JBP
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2011, 09:38 AM »
Just stumbled upon this photo from 2005 after repotting and some wiring.  Poor background.  I thought I'd add to the history here though.