Author Topic: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki  (Read 3914 times)

RyanFrye

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Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
« 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.
 

RyanFrye

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Re: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 08:41 AM »
A few more views.
 

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Re: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
« Reply #2 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
 

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Re: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
« Reply #3 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
 

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Re: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 08:41 PM »
Great!  I know what to do with the dead procumbens i have in my garden now :)
 

RyanFrye

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Re: Shimpaku Fudu Tanuki
« Reply #5 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.