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MatsuBonsai

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Colander Pine Next Step
« on: July 07, 2012, 05:43 PM »
I don't think I've documented this one anywhere.  This was a colander JBP started several years ago.  It was repotted this spring, and this quick cell picture was taken a few weeks ago, just after decandling.
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 06:42 PM »
I like this one a lot!  At what point will you start wiring the low branches (that you plan to keep)?
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 08:06 PM »
Thanks!  I appreciate the comments.

I've already got nice buds close to the trunk, which will help keep the branches nice and tight.  I'll evaluate this fall to see about which branches to keep longer for now to increase taper, which can be cut back, and which could/should be wired for shape. 

The sacrifice will likely stay one more year to help heal the chop scar and make the transition a little more believable.
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 01:09 PM »
Very nice tree Matsu!  Nice work.
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 01:52 PM »
I've already got nice buds close to the trunk, which will help keep the branches nice and tight.

So, are you saying that the branches I'm seeing are NOT going to be used in the final tree, and that the eventual branches are mere buds at the moment?
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 02:47 PM »
Yes, probably, maybe. This only year 5 or 6 for this tree. I'll have to check my records. Still a little ways to go.
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 01:48 PM »
Thinned and cleaned a little.  Wiring probably in February or March next year.
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 05:05 PM »
Do you plan to keep any part of the sacrifice?
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2012, 05:22 PM »
It's there to thicken the transition. It will be cut in the next year or two.
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2012, 05:59 PM »
It's there to thicken the transition. It will be cut in the next year or two.
I think you misunderstood.

I understand the purpose of the sacrifice branch, but do you intend to remove the ENTIRE sacrifice branch or will you keep part of it...
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2012, 06:32 PM »
How's this?
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2012, 02:02 AM »
Clear, thanks.
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2014, 12:09 PM »
Repot 2014
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2014, 08:04 PM »
Could I assume this could be called a shot of the front?
 

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Re: Colander Pine Next Step
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2014, 08:09 PM »
Yup.  The new little bud will be the top, once it develops.