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Brian Van Fleet

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2014, 08:00 AM »
Brian,

As long as your are fixing typos, you might as well use this correct spelling:

yatsUbusa.

Bill
Thanks Bill...dually noted!
Kyokko Yatsubusa it is.
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2014, 08:34 AM »
Brian , I really like the low right branc, it makes people uncomfortable, which can be a very goid thing. Anything above that branch could be fodder for design. Nice healthy specimen. I have a couple of Japanese bonsai professionals at my house for 10 days or so, I asked Akio about wiring Nishiki pines, his response, no fun. Have fun!
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2014, 08:53 AM »
Thanks John.  It's fully wired now, has been for 3 years.  Time for it to come off.
I'll probably attempt to get a little more movement toward the right in the upper half of the trunk, and then remove the lower left branch.  I like that bottom right branch too, lots of movement and a good basis for design.
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2014, 09:49 AM »
Brian, what about using a turnbuckle?  This way, you can slowly bend the branches down over time...and I'd think you'd not have to remove bark using this method.  Just a thought.  And I too like the first lg.r. branch.  It fits with the tree's 'grand' appearance..
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2014, 09:55 AM »
Brian , I really like the low right branc, it makes people uncomfortable, which can be a very goid thing. Anything above that branch could be fodder for design. Nice healthy specimen. I have a couple of Japanese bonsai professionals at my house for 10 days or so, I asked Akio about wiring Nishiki pines, his response, no fun. Have fun!
At what point does something that makes people "uncomfortable", just become plain "uncomfortable"? I mean, I understand the desire to have something different, but different isn't always a good thing. I don't know if this is one of those cases; maybe with time and effort that branch can be turned into more of an asset. Then again, maybe it's one of those cases where the photo doesn't do the tree/branch justice.

I look forward to future developments of this tree.

Chris
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2014, 04:21 PM »
Shortened, removed the lower left branches and wire.  Should be a fun fall project.
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2014, 04:34 PM »
Brian,

It looks great! 
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2014, 05:28 PM »
Thanks Adair.  It looks pretty "topped" right now, but some wire should bring it right along.  Still trying to puzzle out placement of the rebar to get some movement in the upper half of the trunk.  Tested it today, and it is still possible to get noticeable movement in the upper trunk from the node where the first left branch emerges, up to the chop.
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2014, 05:47 PM »
You probably won't have to do this, but I've seen where a box was built around the tree to support the rebar.
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2014, 04:54 AM »
Cant wait to see it in fall.!

 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2014, 10:58 PM »
Pruned and wired.  It has a few bald spots, but the next couple growing seasons should handle that...
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2014, 06:02 AM »
The trunk and bark are awesome on this tree.

The tiny movement is just enough. Old. Grand. Retired, just watching over the grandseedlings! Hell, great great grandseedlings!

That pot looks wicked in the dark. 8)
But I would love to see it in....rather ON a slab.

Thoughts on a different pot?

Sorce
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2014, 07:35 AM »
The trunk and bark are awesome on this tree.

The tiny movement is just enough. Old. Grand. Retired, just watching over the grandseedlings! Hell, great great grandseedlings!

That pot looks wicked in the dark. 8)
But I would love to see it in....rather ON a slab.

Thoughts on a different pot?

Sorce
Thanks sorce, I think the work has quieted the tree and added a bit of maturity.  More than anything, I'm glad to have committed to a direction (after 6 years), and am happy with the results.

On the pot, it's a bit of a novelty and I always liked the interplay of the bark and pot fissures...though I am getting a bit bored with it.  Never considered a slab, but it could be cool.
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2014, 08:27 AM »
I could see this in a nice Cochoy myself...
I have a question about the wire around the trunk, it appears to be cutting deep into the bark???

Also the new angle feels a bit uncomfortable to me, I'm sure it's just the photo, but something about the lean away?  But it is certainly maturing well!
 

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Re: BVF Koykko Yatsabusa
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2014, 09:11 AM »
I could see this in a nice Cochoy myself...
I have a question about the wire around the trunk, it appears to be cutting deep into the bark???

Also the new angle feels a bit uncomfortable to me, I'm sure it's just the photo, but something about the lean away?  But it is certainly maturing well!

The wire isn't cutting into the bark at all; I found a good break in the fissures and channeled it through; and its padded with pieces of a road bike tire.  The difficulty with photographing these is that the depth of the bark doesn't come through well at all, but fissures are deep, approaching an inch thick.

I like that the planting angle is a bit uncomfortable, because it's a sharp angular pine.  It will soften with more growth.  Funny, because you mentioned it leans away, but it actually leans toward the viewer, and the rebar was used to pull the top section another 2" forward and to the right.  If I did a 360, I think the trunk lean would surprise you...but the branch structure isn't pretty after about 20 degrees either side of the front!