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bunjin ponderosa

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cbobgo:
Hello all, this is my first post here - been away from the forums for 3 years, but I'm getting back into things now.  Looks like you guys & gals have a nice forum here.

This is my bunjin ponderosa that I will be exhibiting this weekend.  It was collected in the fall of 2006, I purchased it before it had even been potted up, fresh from the collecting trip, from Randy and Jason at Oregon Bonsai.

I started working on it is 2008.  What do you think?  It's still a few years from being "done."  I need to work on the tertiary branching.  But it's well on it's way, I think.

- bob

Jay Wilson:
Great tree! love the kink in the trunk. Nice pot as well.

JRob:
Bob,

Welcome back to the world of bonsai forums. Nice ponderosa. I particularly like the small size of the needles. What technique are you using to keep their small size?

JRob

shimsuki:
Very nice, I like the pot/tree combo. Who is the potter?

Shim

cbobgo:
thanks for the compliments.   ;D

The Pot is from Sara Rayner.  http://www.redwing.net/~daalms/  This was one she happened to have in stock, but she will also custom make a pot to fit your tree exactly.  In a few more years, when the top is more "finished" I will probably have her make me a similar pot, but in more of a bowl shape.  The accent pot is one of hers as well.

I think I've mostly been lucky with the needle reduction :-)  First I removed all the needles that were 3 years old or older, starting about 2 years ago.  Then I removed the 1 and 2 year old needles on the tops and bottom of the branches.  Then I removed the terminal buds from the end of each branch.  The current needles are the new bunch that grew after that.  Once each bunch was well established I removed all the rest of the old needles.  That would have been last summer.  I don't know if they will stay that small or not - we'll have to see how they grow through this year.

- bob

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