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Don Blackmond

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Re: Intensive work
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2014, 01:14 PM »
Its a good tree and looks really nice now.  Tightening it up will make it even better.  Sounds like you have a plan to deal with it and get it back compact and refined.  The only shame is the length of time before the next update.  ;)
 

Adair M

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Re: Intensive work
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2014, 04:21 PM »
That's true. But the summer work is done. The next time to do anything will be fall/early winter when we select buds and pull needles. It's time to let it grow.
 

scottroxburgh

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Re: Intensive work
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2014, 08:57 PM »
Adair, is it an import or grown in USA?
 

Adair M

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Re: Intensive work
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2014, 11:15 PM »
Scott,

I believe it's an import. Boon knows the history of it. An elderly gentleman most recently owned it. He's now 91. He told Boon last year that he was unable to take proper care of it, to please sell it to someone who could. That someone was me!  Boon says it had been slowly deteriorating over the past couple years since the elderly gentleman wasn't able to properly care for it. I believe he purchased the tree 7 or 8 years ago.

Our guess is the tree is 40 to 50 years old, probably imported 20 years ago. It's been passed around various California owners since.

One interesting note:  you know those bonsai post office stamps that were issued a couple years ago?  They're actually modeled after real trees. The JBP is one of Jonas's trees. The Sacramento bonsai club had a display of the actual bonsai at the "opening day" ceremony, but they didn't know Jonas, so they substituted this JBP for his at the show.
 

Yenling83

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Re: Intensive work
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2014, 11:28 PM »
Nice work and tree!