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boon

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Godzilla
« on: August 19, 2010, 02:52 AM »
John Callaway asked me to post the updated picture of this tree after we have worked and cut in June.
i have been busy with new house.  now i am still moving my stuff.  so sorry, i have not participate much,
here is the picture that i took a couple days ago.
 

MatsuBonsai

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 09:04 AM »
Wow, thanks Boon.  This really is my favorite tree.  I heard there were some big cuts down this year.  Can you give more info on this?

I hope the move and settling in continues to go well.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 10:43 AM »
Wow thats a monster!

Great looking tree, Thanks for sharing!




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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 11:23 AM »
I think this is the same tree.  John Kirby was working on it at the intensive we went to in 07. 
Frank
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 12:03 PM »
This tree looks great.  Very healthy.  I like the present pot much better too.  Much better proportion and appearance.  Excellent job.
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010, 06:09 PM »
Old thread on choosing the pot, with a side-by-side with the previous pot: http://bonsaistudygroup.com/bonsai-pot-discussion/choosing-a-pot-for-a-big-black-pine/
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010, 10:58 AM »
the right branch was shortened quite a bit during one of the Intensive classes in June.
here is what it looks like last week
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 11:25 AM »
these pictures were taken in June.

first is the picture before we cut back the lower right branch

next the view of the branch before cut back

it was cut

 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2010, 11:27 AM »
after we cut it

pciture from underneath the branch and the needle was thinned.
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2010, 10:54 AM »
Still one of my favorite trees anywhere.  I hear Peter got a chance to work on this one?
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 03:08 PM »
I have some photos of the tree in January 2005, when I helped Boon pot it for a show:

You can see the full article here:

It's really exciting when you see how big the trunk is in relation to us!
« Last Edit: November 23, 2010, 03:09 PM by bonsaikc »
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010, 04:57 PM »
Wow, thanks Boon.  This really is my favorite tree.  I heard there were some big cuts down this year.  Can you give more info on this?

I hope the move and settling in continues to go well.

Thanks for sharing.

Is that the same tree that is in your avatar?  Fantastic JBP!
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2010, 04:05 PM »
Peter did a marvelous job wiring and styling it. This is truly a massive tree- Godzilla is appropriate.
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2010, 08:17 PM »
Here is an Update on the tree, thanks to Jonas at Bonsai Tonight

http://bonsaitonight.com/2010/12/07/peter-tea-styles-japanese-black-pine/
 

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Re: Godzilla
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2010, 02:05 PM »
Tree is looking Fabulous. Peter can work on any of my trees if he is skipping through St. Louis.

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