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Species Specific => Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: RyanFrye on May 30, 2011, 08:38 AM

Title: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
Post by: RyanFrye on May 30, 2011, 08:38 AM
I have high hopes for this tanuki. As it grows, I'm gradually wrapping the trunk of the shimpaku into the grooves on the wood. Once it takes a grip on the grooves and begins to swell over I plan on removing the nails. I think in time this will be one of those tanuki that people will have to be told it is such. The wood came from an old twisted procumbens that I tried to air layer and it failed. I just couldn't give up such a nice piece of wood. As always, comments, critique, and advice welcome.
Title: Re: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
Post by: RyanFrye on May 30, 2011, 08:41 AM
A few more views.
Title: Re: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
Post by: nathanbs on May 30, 2011, 02:25 PM
looks good. I think you are right that it will be hard to tell when its all said and done
Title: Re: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
Post by: october on May 31, 2011, 03:18 PM
Hello Ryan,
Outstanding technique with this... I agree that even looking at it now, it looks like one living tree..This may turn out to be one of the most convincing phoenix grafts out there.. I won't give away the secret ;D

Rob
Title: Re: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
Post by: gtuthill on May 31, 2011, 08:41 PM
Great!  I know what to do with the dead procumbens i have in my garden now :)
Title: Re: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
Post by: RyanFrye on May 31, 2011, 11:14 PM
Thanks for all the comments everyone. I 'll be sure to keep this one updated with the progress.