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Don Dunn

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Re: trunk
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2012, 09:20 PM »
John
I wish I had more opportunities to see good Bonsai I am excited for the next meeting so hopefully I can see and learn more from them. I can't wait for spring so I can get to some shows.  I presently spend several hours a day reading articles and watching youtube. I have watched some several times making sure I have the concept down correctly even though I don't have good trees to use those methods on. If I cram enough information into this thick head some of it is bound to stick. I am hoping to find some place where I can from time to time purchase a decent tree with out having to take a loan out. I have seen some fairly good prices on line but by the time you pay shipping you can double the price. I need local growers.
 Thanks for your input
 

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Re: trunk
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2012, 09:28 PM »
Kokufu books from eBay make great Christmas present suggestions for the family. ;)
 

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Re: trunk
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2012, 09:46 PM »
Darn, the tree is about a foot tall and is not twisted. Is there a way repair this or perhaps cut off the trunk and use a branch as a new trunk. Illl post a pic when i can. I got this tree from a friend so I'm not sure if its good material or not.

I'm curious how thick is the trunk on your 1' tall "shimpaku" juniper?
 

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Re: trunk
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2012, 10:09 PM »
I will let you know tomorrow once I get it out from under the snow.
 

Dan W.

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Re: trunk
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2013, 06:29 PM »
GBHunter, I think Boons DVD's may help you speed up on the learning curve :)

Here is the one to start with: http://www.bonsaiboon.com/pages/shopping/shopping-101.html
 

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Re: trunk
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2013, 06:50 PM »
I will be getting the DVD. The trunk is about 1/2"-3/4" thick.
 

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Re: trunk
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2013, 07:18 PM »
you can still bend the holy heck out of it then. If you want to be on the safe side then wrap it with raffia and wind a decent amount of a good size wire snuggly around it and twist and bend and coil away. Try to model it after something you find online.