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Jason E
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« on: February 26, 2013, 10:11 PM »

Hello All,

I thought that I would share some pictures of this pine that got it's first styling today with some help from Ryan. It was collected in Wyoming by John Muth in 2009. I acquired it a few months ago. It will be re-potted into a bonsai pot next spring.

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 12:44 AM »

Really beautiful tree Jason!  Thx for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 09:00 AM »

They don't come much nicer than that! Wonderful tree.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 10:47 AM »

Very nice tree!
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Jason E
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 08:39 PM »

Thanks guys, I was pretty happy to get ahold of this one, as I've been trying to cull out alot of the trees I started out working on and upgrade my collection.

a pic of me w/ the tree for scale.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 11:48 PM »

Very nice tree! I love the movement and flow. Good work Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 10:31 PM »

Thought I would post an update on this tree. This is one of the trees I worked on this weekend w/ boon.
We bare rooted 1/2 of the root ball and repotted into pumice/akadama/lava.
Also after some discussion moved a major branch that was crossing over the trunk from right to left, back to the right.
this opened up a clearer view of the trunk, showing the "soul of the tree"
Looks a little untidy right now but has a clearer direction for the future.

Jason
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 10:58 PM »

Looking good! Thanks for the update.
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 08:21 AM »

A bit hard to see in the photo, but it does seem to be less confusing to look at now.  Was it a challenge for you to remove that branch?  I always wonder if it's a difficult decision for others too, even when it makes it better in the end. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2014, 01:49 PM »

Ah!  So that's where Boon was when I called him.

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Jason E
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2014, 07:40 PM »

Thanks, guys.
Yeah Judy, the placement of that branch kind of bugged me so it was a pretty easy decision to change it. The change had a very dramatic effect. In person it just looks much more natural and seems to bring out the age in the tree also.
Yes Adair, he comes up here three times a year. He told me this is his oldest study group, started 13 years ago I think. My first time w/ the group though, it was great.
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2014, 01:23 PM »

When you look at the size of the wooden box vs. the size of the pot - there is quite a reduction in size. You are both wise and lucky to have an experienced teacher show you how to make this move and deal with the native soil. Did you take any pictures of your root mass as you worked on the tree?  Getting the tree out of the grow box and into its first pot is one of the big "bonsai steps" in my view. Understanding this is the first pot - and not necessarily the one you would show the tree in eventually - it does make the tree look/feel much bigger. Tom
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Jason E
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2014, 08:48 PM »

Hi Thomas, thanks. I unfortunately did not have my camera w/ me, wish I had.
I think your right, the pot change prob has as much to do w/ the different feel of the tree as moving the branch did.
Glad this one is another step along the road.

jason
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