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Jason E

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Shimpaku wiring
« on: May 26, 2012, 07:49 PM »
Hello and happy Memorial Day!

Just picked up a new shimp. It is/was a raw piece of stock, very nice movement, good trunk size nice branching. I did an initial styling as far as cutting it back, removing branches ect. to turn it from bush into the start of a bonsai.
Question is wiring, would it be to much stress at this time of year to wire the branches? I have the B Today juniper book it sounds like they suggest early spring or fall for wiring. It turned out to be pretty nice so don't want to kill anything.
any thoughts?

thanks
Jason
 

Jason E

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Re: Shimpaku wiring
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 08:04 PM »
a few pics
 

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Re: Shimpaku wiring
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 07:38 AM »
Very nice tree! Seems to be excellent raw material.
I specially like then trunk and the movement in it.
It seems to me that wiring a juniper is okay all year round. Wiring opens u the tree en lets the sun in.
 

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Re: Shimpaku wiring
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 08:55 AM »
You can wire year round, but the best time is when the tree is dormant.  For the record, I wire my junipers whenever I have the time to do so, which means I will be wiring over the next few months.
 

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Re: Shimpaku wiring
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 06:25 PM »
thanks guys.

J