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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2009, 09:18 AM »
Scott,
John is correct about the technique.  The red pine stay at my place.  John stop by to work on his trees seasonally.
Thank you,

John,
Thank you for the answer,
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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2009, 08:28 PM »
Hi John,

Thanks for that information, after reading this and watching Boon's DVD's I feel a little more confident in what I am doing.

Cheers

Hi Boon,

Thanks for the confirmation of technique and producing the excellent DVD's for us all to learn from.

Cheers

Scott.
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2010, 11:54 PM »
Here is the little pine pre and post decandling at Boon's. I have found a much older version of the pot, the additional detail will be apparent when the tree is repotted in January. Guess this is the beauty of bonsai, there is always something a little better, just down the road.

John
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2010, 09:55 AM »
Looking great John.  Thanks for sharing.

By the way, I know that you leave your trees in good hands, but you must get sad saying goodbye to such nice trees when you head back home.
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2010, 11:06 AM »
looking good, John.
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2010, 01:08 PM »
John,

Hard to tell from photos posted exactly but is the moss growing up on the bark? If it is I am curious about as to why since I have been told that I should never allow moss on the trunks of my trees. I am also curious about the new pot planned for this tree and was wondering if you could post a pic of it nd explain why it was chosen.

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Don Blackmond

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2010, 02:00 PM »
Jeffrey, moss can cause rot on bark.  Some types of bark rot sooner.  Trees with flaky and plated bark are easily affected, and removing the moss can cause damage too.  I use a mild water/bleach mix to spray the trunks to kill moss and keep it from growing.  Other types of trees, like beech, japanese maple, hornbeam, etc. have bark that is not affected as easily and moss is nothing more than an aesthetic issue.  Anyway, one of the great characteristics of pines is the bark, and that is why you should keep moss off of it.

I'll edit:  moss, itself, is not bad.  its the moisture that accompanies the moss that causes the damage.  Also, its ok to have moss on the trunks of pines as long as you don't keep it soggy or allow it to stay for long periods of time.  Moss is natural and fine if kept in check.
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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2010, 03:41 PM »
No moss, but there are lichens. The moss growing on the soil was removed when decandled.

The pot is virtually identical to the one it is in now, but it is 40 years older and has a much nicer feel to it as it was handmade by a higher level craftsman than this 10 year old Tokoname. It may be hard to tell them apart in a picture of this size. One just costs 6 times as much as the other......

John
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2010, 07:41 PM »
Don,

Thanks. That is what I have been taught and assumed to be true. I am very careful to keep moss and algae of the trunks off my trees. I assumed John does as well.

One question about shelf fungi. I noticed yesterday that I have some that is developing on a the treated deadwood of my Rocky Mountain Juniper. Should I kill it?

John,

Thanks for the explanation on the pot. I have been learning a lot about the importance of pot choices in my time with Hagedorn.

Thanks guys I always appreciate you input.

JRob.
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2010, 04:20 PM »
Fall work was completed on this tree last weekend. This tree has ramified really well and will be shown in January at the BIB show. As I look at the pictures, it is really difficult to see all the changes that are readily apparent when the tree is in hand. The pics show before and after- and a lot of needles were removed.....
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2010, 08:37 AM »
(somewhat) color-corrected
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2010, 03:51 PM »
Beautiful, love the movement on this tree!
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2010, 08:27 AM »
Just anote, Jonas has a little piece on this tree on bonsaitonight.com where we turned the tree to show a number of possible fronts, from tge perspective of the trunk. Fun piece, lets you see how radical the movement is in 3 dimensions.
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2010, 08:58 AM »
Absolutely love this pine!
 

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Re: Chuhin Japanese Red Pine
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2010, 08:17 PM »
JRob,
Yes it is.
Matsu, no side pictures. Al Keppler essentially did a 360 view of this tree from the show last winter (he posted all of the pics on BT). The tree has lots of movement, visible from all sides.

John

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