Author Topic: Semi cascade Ponderosa  (Read 5719 times)

steve

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Semi cascade Ponderosa
« on: March 26, 2010, 11:26 PM »
Had to do something with this thing. I thought I'd take this route since a see a cascade in everything anyway.

 

steve

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Re: Semi cascade Ponderosa
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 11:28 PM »
so a repot and new angle with a couple hours thrown in and I got this. The new apex has alot of back budding and will fill in nicely. It is much more three dimensional than the pics show but with that little of foliage it's gonna look that way I guess.

« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 11:32 PM by steve »
 

steve

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Re: Semi cascade Ponderosa
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 11:33 PM »
Just realized there wasn't anything for scale in there. Before the top had any work. that's a 16 oz. Coffee cup
« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 11:36 PM by steve »
 

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Re: Semi cascade Ponderosa
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 12:52 AM »
Either you're all in awe or I made a mistake letting this thing be seen. Either way I can live with it.
 

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Re: Semi cascade Ponderosa
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 08:54 AM »
Steve,

Not sure how I missed this one.  Nicely done.  Perhaps a top view to show the depth? 
 

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Re: Semi cascade Ponderosa
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010, 09:09 AM »
I checked this one out and marked it unread so I'd come back and look at it again. 

Its a little hard to see, but the apex looks like a pretty substantial branch that's bent up, coming off the side of the trunk.  Is that right?

Also, and I'd bet you're not going to go this route because of all the wire I see on this branch, you might consider getting rid of the branch w/ all the wire in the cascade.  I think you'd be left with the beginning of a really nice semi-cascade then.

That said, I know very little about ponderosas and can't make out all the details I'd like to from the picture.
 

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Re: Semi cascade Ponderosa
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010, 09:41 AM »
Hi Steve,

I have 3 ponderosas myself and am always very curious to see what others are doing with the species.  So, this is one of my favorite sections of BSG. 

I think with regard to your post, the pictures are a bit dark and the angles may not be the greatest.  I know from personal experience that it's a lot harder to take pictures of trees than one would think.   This is especially the case with collected trees where branches are going every which way and you are only doing incremental work so as not to stress the tree too much.

In any event, I think you've made a nice start and you've got a nice tree with fun movement.  If you can take pictures in more light and at a more level/front-on position, I think people would be in a better position to comment.
 

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Re: Semi cascade Ponderosa
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 02:07 AM »
in these pics it looks more like a full cascade than a semi-cascade, but maybe that's just due to the angle of the pic?

- bob
 

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Re: Semi cascade Ponderosa
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2015, 05:35 PM »
 :DDefinitely a Ponderosa fan and owner of about 10 now and yours is a good tree to work on.  There's some great natural bends and movement in the trunk.  I don't think I'd whack the lower part of the cascade but it could use some good bends to match the rest of the tree as it looks unnatural from the photos.