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John Kirby:
If some joker named Mr/Ms Kamura, suggested an impossible solution for the tree I might have politely said "OK" and done nothing. If Mr. Kimura of bonsai fame had said it, I think I would have said "OK" and done nothing. I never suggested what you should do with the jin (it will come off, just haven't decided how short yet), I anticipated that you would go out jousting with it. You Cubans can be difficult to understand (I live as far from Oklahoma as you do from Cuba, and have never lived in Oklahoma).

John

T-Town Bonsai:

--- Quote from: John Kirby on September 24, 2009, 04:48 PM ---If some joker named Mr/Ms Kamura, suggested an impossible solution for the tree I might have politely said "OK" and done nothing. If Mr. Kimura of bonsai fame had said it, I think I would have said "OK" and done nothing. I never suggested what you should do with the jin (it will come off, just haven't decided how short yet), I anticipated that you would go out jousting with it. You Cubans can be difficult to understand (I live as far from Oklahoma as you do from Cuba, and have never lived in Oklahoma).

John

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Now John I know for a fact that you have lived in Oklahoma for a day.
F

Hotaction:

--- Quote from: John Kirby on September 24, 2009, 04:48 PM ---If some joker named Mr/Ms Kamura, suggested an impossible solution for the tree I might have politely said "OK" and done nothing. If Mr. Kimura of bonsai fame had said it, I think I would have said "OK" and done nothing. I never suggested what you should do with the jin (it will come off, just haven't decided how short yet), I anticipated that you would go out jousting with it. You Cubans can be difficult to understand (I live as far from Oklahoma as you do from Cuba, and have never lived in Oklahoma).

John

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Funniest #$%^ I've heard all day.  The tree looks good.  I do however, feel that kong's virt has some merit.  Before I had scrolled down I looked for a bit and saw the same thing.  It would help to provide a better center of gravity for the tree. One thing I do know is that once something is cut off, it is for good.  For the time being, I think the direction you have gone is fantastic.  No need to go crazy on a first styling, right.  Also, the current state just leaves you with more future options. I agree with not heading down the road of cascade.  With back budding, the canopy should fill in nice for a guy who's reputation preceeds him.  Good luck with this one.

-Dave

John Kirby:
Dave,
I am sitting here in Narita and have a few minutes to kill before boarding my flight to Chicago. I only have one question, how many years would you be willing to wait to get an apex on one of your trees? If you could please show me a tree that you waited 10-12 years to get the top done, I would love to see it.

Kong's vert makes it a one branch tree, it also takes a 1/4" branchlet and form as an apex with it. Since I know Kong doesn't have a single clue in the world how long it takes a ponderosa to develop. I also think it kind of funny that people are talking about further work on a 11/2 inch branch that I just put a 90 degree bend in.

Cheers,
John

King Kong:

--- Quote from: John Kirby on September 24, 2009, 04:48 PM ---If some joker named Mr/Ms Kamura, suggested an impossible solution for the tree I might have politely said "OK" and done nothing. If Mr. Kimura of bonsai fame had said it, I think I would have said "OK" and done nothing. I never suggested what you should do with the jin (it will come off, just haven't decided how short yet), I anticipated that you would go out jousting with it. You Cubans can be difficult to understand (I live as far from Oklahoma as you do from Cuba, and have never lived in Oklahoma).

John

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Now you tell me the average person could tell the difference between the Midwest states. They are all shaped like a box with strange names like Arkansas. What the heck is a Arkansas? Don't tell me....I bet it has something to do with hot air or smelly wind from ....well  . Now take my vert and get your little saw and tool box and cut that jousting rod off. The tree will thank you for it everyday.
Glad to here you never lived in Oklahoma John, I can understand why you would be sensitive about that mistake.
__gary  

 

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