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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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Owen Reich
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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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Don Blackmond
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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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augustine
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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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Augustine
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Dan W.
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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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Chrisl
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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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Yenling83
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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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donmaple
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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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