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John Kirby
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« on: April 17, 2013, 07:14 PM »

This Ponderosa Pine was collected by Mark Mills of Denver about a decade ago. My friend Charlie had it for a number of years and decided that it was too large. I got the tree last summer, felt it was weak and needed a good transplanting and to become a cascade. When Boon was visiting we decided to bareroot 1/2 of the tree removing the mountain soil  and placed it in this 12" tall and 14" in diameter Sarah Raynor pot. The tree will need a smaller pot later, but this pot is great for getting it going. Tree is about 3' from top to bottom.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 09:36 PM »

Chunky  Grin.  Might I suggest a Tomba pot?  aka Tombabachi (from Kobe).  I have access to 5 styles.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 07:48 AM »

that trunk is a beauty.  great movement.  that's what i like in a ponderosa pine.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 08:05 AM »

John,

Tree is exceptional and an illustration of why some bonsai folks say that some of the best yamadori is avail in the U.S. I bet even Mr. Kimura would like to have this tree on his bench!

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 11:22 AM »

Very nice. I look forward to seeing your refinement work on it someday.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 11:46 AM »

Wow!  What a pine John!  Fantastic trunk and movement.  Forget Kimura, I'd love to have this on my bench LOL

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 06:03 PM »

Great Tree! Nice bark, interesting movement and seems very natural in the cascade style!
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 01:14 PM »

WOW! What a beautiful tree. All I can say is sorry Charlie Cheesy. The taper and natural movement in this tree is outstanding! Ponderosa are such wild and rugged looking trees. I love to see them. Thanks for sharing. I dont think I can grow them here in coastal South Carolina because of the mild winters and HOT/HUMID spring, summer, and falls. Sure would love to though. Thanks, Don.
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 02:43 AM »

Hi John;
I just got 3 Great Ponderosas from Randy Knight last week and have visited with Ryan Neil to see his great trees and have a question for you.  Is your tree a corkbark by chance?  Don't know if you're aware but there are a few of these out there.  Ryan has a very few of them and Randy has collected them as well.  I was floored to learn this as I'd never heard of any before.  You have a great tree to work with by the way.
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2015, 09:57 AM »

John;
I blew up your pic and I can't believe your friend parted with it!  It is a corkbark Ponderosa!  If you'd be interested in finding it a new home LET ME KNOW please.
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2015, 02:21 PM »

Hi Pot,
I agree it's a very cool tree. I'm not convinced it's a cork-bark though... Maybe John will chime in, but I can't tell from the picture. -- Here's a post on our blog about a cork pondy that I found yesterday: https://backcountrybonsai.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/cork-bark-ponderosa/
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John Kirby
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2015, 11:51 PM »

Dan, you are correct. It is very old so the bark is in plates, butnot a cork bark. I have a corkbark/near corkbark that I will repot in a few weeks and will try to remember to get some pictures.

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2015, 12:11 AM »

I'm looking forward to seeing it John! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2015, 03:04 AM »

That wild tree was amazing.   The corkbarks I saw at Ryans place were not like that though as I remember.  Wish I'd actually photoed them.  Much more like that cascade in this thread.  And I STILL wouldn't throw it out for shedding needles.
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