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BONSAI_OUTLAW
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« on: December 16, 2009, 08:36 PM »

This is an aweful picture of one of my favorite JBP.   I am looking on some advice as to where y'all think I should take it.
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BONSAI_OUTLAW
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 08:37 PM »

Here is a picture of it before I pulled the needles.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 10:10 PM »

Would you be able to shorten the tree to improve the power of the trunk?  Quick Virt...

cut at red line?  Then train a new apex?
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 08:56 AM »

i like the virt, does look a lot better and more powerful, keep us informed!
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 09:34 AM »

I'd keep the height and continue developing the branch structure.  Once the branches thicken more and you have better ramification it will look very good (and powerful).  You will be able to fill in the dead space more, yet have plenty od separation.  The height is one feature that makes this tree great.  Are you deadset on that front?  I would open up the very apex a bit more.  I am very fond of this tree.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 02:26 PM »

Outlaw,
I think that I am with Don on this one, this tree is uncommon in that it has good branching all the way up the trunk. Like Don, I too would like to see the sides and back, maybe an even better tree hiding in there. John
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 03:29 PM »

Jase,
Thanks for posting this one here. Is it kotobuki? I know it's one of the dwarf varieties. Anyway, it looks like you have been doing a terrific job so far. I've already told you that I like the height and would want tosee the branches brought down. It's just hard for me to show in a virtual.

Thanks again for posting it!
Chris
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 07:45 PM »

Chris it is a kotobuki he got from me a year or two ago iirc.
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BONSAI_OUTLAW
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2009, 04:25 PM »

Thank you all for your help. 
I really don't want to airlayer this pine, but I love the virt. 
I am going to get some more pictures as soon as it is not covered by 20 inches of snow.  I really like some of these ideas though.  Thank you again.


P.S.   The best trees I have all came from Don.
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2010, 12:43 PM »

Here is a bad picture of it from last week. 
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 01:34 PM »

Looking good and strong, keep the water (and I see osmocote?) going to it. You want it strong and lush. John
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2010, 01:43 PM »

I still love it.  Cry
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BONSAI_OUTLAW
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2010, 08:54 PM »

I am ferting with osmocote, miracle grow, and iguana juice grow. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 08:57 PM »

Excellent. I know Don has a very nice method for decandling and managing these guys. Will be fun to watch this one progress.
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2010, 09:03 PM »

I consider myself a red headed step child of Boon.  I have learned what I know from you (John), Chris Johnson and Boons video.  I am growing and working with this tree like I think you would John, but I am curious as to what Don is doing differently.

This tree grows a lot different than the other JBP I have.  About five feet away I have JBP with 8-10 inch candles and much longer needles.  My tree looks different than the kotobukis I have seen.  Are you sure it is a kotobuki and not a hybrid Don?  I remember you saying that it was grafted, but I can't tell where the graft is.  I have been thinking that I would like to propagate this tree.  I'm gettin' old, but I think it would be fun to have more of these in the world.
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