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Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: John Kirby on June 22, 2010, 12:24 AM

Title: Chuhin JBP
Post by: John Kirby on June 22, 2010, 12:24 AM
Hi this is a tree that I have out at Boon's that is being prepped for the show this year. I got the tree fro a cBIB club member Sam Edge. This tree is pretty amazing in person and will be reunited with an antique chinese pot (an old Chinese Incense pot that ws converted to bonsai use) for the show in January. This tree was great in 2008, it will be much more highly refined in 2011. It is currently n a japanese training pot.John
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: Don Blackmond on June 22, 2010, 09:02 AM
Looks like a great tree.  Nice bark and needles.

On a separate note, I was looking at BIB photos and saw your jrp.  How is that tree doing now?
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: bwaynef on June 22, 2010, 09:10 AM
Well, Don beat me to it.  Bark and needles scream "OLD!!!"  How long does it take to fully wire a tree like this?  Do you have any pictures of it in its '08 glory?
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: John Kirby on June 22, 2010, 03:46 PM
I have asked if a Japanese friend can wire this tree this summer. Daisaku Nomoto, Boon's senior, from Japan will wire it in a day. The rest of us- probably 2 days.
John
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: boon on August 19, 2010, 03:10 AM
John,
Daisaku finished it.  and he left on Tuesday.
Boon
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: jtucker on July 31, 2011, 07:27 PM
This is a fantastic tree. What are its dimensions, roughly?
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: John Kirby on July 31, 2011, 09:28 PM
It is about 15" tall. it looks really good when we et it out of the cheap training pot and get it into the Antique Chinese pot. The foliage really got better this year, may be able to show in January.
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: bwaynef on July 31, 2011, 09:34 PM
Was this tree shown in January 2011, and if so, is it common to have a smaller pine like this in a show in consecutive years?
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: John Kirby on July 31, 2011, 10:37 PM
It wasn't shown, the foliage didn't balance out as well as it needed to be shown at its best. In BIB we don't show trees in consecutive years, this tree was las shone in 2008.

John
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: scottroxburgh on August 01, 2011, 06:52 AM
Hi this is a tree that I have out at Boon's that is being prepped for the show this year. I got the tree fro a cBIB club member Sam Edge. This tree is pretty amazing in person and will be reunited with an antique chinese pot (an old Chinese Incense pot that ws converted to bonsai use) for the show in January. This tree was great in 2008, it will be much more highly refined in 2011. It is currently n a japanese training pot.John

It's not this pot is it?

I love it, I took about 10 pics of it at Boon's

Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: John Kirby on August 01, 2011, 07:20 AM
........"last shown" in 2008. Hate using that itty bitty keyboard on the phone.

Here is the tree in its antique chinese pot from its last show, Sam Edge prepared and showed the tree then. We have worked to improve the root system, removing the old soil over a couple of repottings, and to really improve the foliage and branch structure by gaining better balance through the tree and to make the branches more compact. I was then able to acquire the pot, and they are thus reunited.

The photo is from Boon's website, but it was sent to me separately.
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: Chrisl on August 01, 2011, 11:54 AM
Really wonderful tree and pot John.  The bark itself is fantastic.  The needles and ramifications, like bwaynef said "Old"! 
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: John Kirby on February 19, 2014, 02:25 PM
Repotted, keeps toodling along.
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: Dan W. on February 19, 2014, 02:49 PM
very nice. It looked weird at first until I realized that the tip of a larger tree is sticking perfectly above the apex of your tree. lol
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: Yenling83 on February 19, 2014, 06:23 PM
Such a great Tree!:)
Title: Re: Chuhin JBP
Post by: Jason E on February 22, 2014, 10:54 PM
Awesome tree. Thanks for sharing.