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Species Specific => Ponderosa Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Hotaction on April 26, 2010, 03:14 PM

Title: New tree for me
Post by: Hotaction on April 26, 2010, 03:14 PM
I picked up a couple ponderosa pine at Nature's Way nursery this weekend.  This one should make a real nice literati style.  This will be my first attempt at both the style and the species.  I've got at least a full year if not two before I'll do any work on this one.  In the mean time I plan on staring at it alot! Hopefully it will start to grow strongly as I believe it was collected last year.

As far as I know it was collected by the Oregon bonsai fellas and sold to Walter Pall who has a collection for sale in PA.

Dave
Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: Hotaction on April 26, 2010, 03:15 PM
Just a couple more shots.

Dave
Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: John Kirby on April 26, 2010, 04:26 PM
When was it collected? Was it repotted after it made its way to Pennsylvania?
Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: Hotaction on April 26, 2010, 06:44 PM
I believe this one was collected last year, based on the strength of the buds compared to others in the nursery.  It is still in the 100% pumice that it was planted in after collection, so no it hasn't been repotted since it made the trip.

Dave
Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: good_ol_jr on April 27, 2010, 09:39 AM
These were actually collected a few years ago according to Jim.  The date on the tree was the date it was repotted (after collection they went in a grow bed for 2-3 years.
Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: John Kirby on April 27, 2010, 10:43 AM
Thanks JR, they look a little too "green" (that is a very good thing) to have been fresh dug trees (more greyish). Do they keep them under plastic in the winter at Jim's? My ponderosas that are protected in cool poly houses  are much "brighter" and greener than the one's we leave out on the benches. John
Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: good_ol_jr on April 27, 2010, 12:53 PM
These trees just arrived at Jim's a few weeks ago.  They were in the care of Randy Knight out in Oregon which probably explains the health of the trees.
Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: cbobgo on April 28, 2010, 01:52 AM
When i bought my ponderosas from oregon bonsai they were potting them right up after collection, but that was 4 years ago, so maybe they are putting them in grow beds now.  You can contact Jason, I'm sure he'd be happy to give you all the details.  If it really has been that long since they were collected, you probably don't need to wait another year to start working on them.

- bob


Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: Hotaction on April 20, 2011, 02:31 PM
Got it into a ceramic pot for future development.

Dave
Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: Hotaction on April 20, 2011, 02:54 PM
The branch highlighted in red is the same age as me. (30) I love fun facts.

Dave
Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: Sorce on April 26, 2014, 06:18 AM
Update?

Love this tree!
Title: Re: New tree for me
Post by: Potawatomi13 on April 27, 2015, 02:38 AM
Update?

Love this tree


Me too.  Any new pics? How's progress and have you decided on a front?