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General Category => Shohin Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: JRob on November 24, 2011, 11:46 AM

Title: Carved Trunk Acer palmatum
Post by: JRob on November 24, 2011, 11:46 AM
Here is a Shohin Acer palmatum with a hollowed trunk that I am going to start developing and carving this spring. Feel free to offer suggestions. I am open to ideas. Tree stands at 4-1/2".

JRob
Title: Re: Carved Trunk Acer palmatum
Post by: boon on November 25, 2011, 01:16 AM
dead part on acer palmatum could mean problem.  pls be careful about that. 
Title: Re: Carved Trunk Acer palmatum
Post by: JRob on November 25, 2011, 08:39 AM
Boon,

Thanks for the comment. I bought this particular tree at a really cheap price, almost free. It was damaged in a late spring snow and freeze about 4 years ago. Most of the landscape Japanese Maples in the area were lost or heavily damaged at the time because the sap had already begin to run. This little guy was not protected and experienced the same fate. It was languishing on a friends bench but now is healthy. He knows I like shohin and thought I could do something with it. Thought I give it a try. The trunk has recovered and the damaged area is  repairing itself. I am just going to smooth it out so that the scar can continue to heal over. The trunk has loads of character and I am hoping it can be turned into a spectacular little tree and when viewed will appear very ancient and noble.

JRob
Title: Re: Carved Trunk Acer palmatum
Post by: Sorce on March 04, 2014, 08:52 PM
Where is this tree now?

Please say well. I like it.
Title: Re: Carved Trunk Acer palmatum
Post by: JRob on March 05, 2014, 06:10 AM
No longer own it. Was sold last year when I was thinning my herd. JRob