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boon

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Re: good nebari?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012, 08:39 AM »
i would like to give you a compliment on the way the tree was repotted. 
it looks like you use clay king.  probably bought at bonsai northwest. 
the level of the soil and the pot is excellent.  the level is flat (not mound)  and the level is slightly below the pot. 

position of the tree from the front, it is planted in the center.  from the front bonsai should be placed slightly off to one side.  but for round or square pot, it can be placed in the center of the pot.

you are in Seattle(from your profile).  trident maple grow slower there.  air layering is more difficult.  it will take longer orit may not send out the roots because it is cold.   larger tree in bigger pot will do better because the root will stay warmer during sunny day.  Japanese maple is better material to grow there.

your tree has a lot of problems.  - poor nebari -trunk has almost no taper -trunk has almost no curve -larrge wound.

how long do you want to spend fixing this tree?

Jay,
on maple and some deciduous trees, coil roots and cross roots will fuse and cause no harm to the health of the tree  on conifer, it could be problem.

 

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Re: good nebari?
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2012, 09:59 AM »
Thanks everyone, Thanks Boon!
I agree the tree has a lot of problems, but since I have the tree I am going to try to improve it.
How long do I want to spend doing that? I have time and room for it.
Any suggestions on direction to improve this tree Boon?
W/ lots of time :)

thanks again, Jason
 

Jason E

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Re: good nebari?
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2012, 10:26 AM »
P.S. I've got your repotting video boon :)  It and the rest of your vids I have are great!

Jason
 

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Re: good nebari?
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2012, 10:36 AM »
Ummm, I guess you a beginner I think you could wedge a stone in that gap and try a roots over rock and try untangle some of those roots.

May I ask what are you trying to achieve with this tree's branches. ;D
 

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Re: good nebari?
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2012, 01:02 PM »
Thanks Boon for the clarification
Jay


 

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Re: good nebari?
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2012, 06:54 PM »
Beginner? I guess, I'm light years away from where I was when I started and am dedicated to learning through my local club, books,dvd's, study groups, and I help out at the bonsai nursery near where I live. I purchased this tree when I was a true beginner So have been working with what I have :-\.  Achieve w/ the branches? again working w/ what I've got. My plan for this year was to let themain trunk continuation grow wild then select a new leader and chop when I get a suitable diameter for a better transition from original chop. Might also try a thread graft down lowto start a new tree from the base while layering off the top ? not sure about that yet though.

Thanks again, Jason
 

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Re: good nebari?
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2012, 12:30 AM »
Thanks everyone, Thanks Boon!
I agree the tree has a lot of problems, but since I have the tree I am going to try to improve it.
How long do I want to spend doing that? I have time and room for it.
Any suggestions on direction to improve this tree Boon?
W/ lots of time :)

thanks again, Jason

Hi Jason,
thanks for buying the DVDS.

this is what i would do, if you want to keep it.  first let a few branches grow and use it fro approach graft on to the lower part  one become new apex and 2 branches.  keep it as an unusual tree on the bottom.
wait till the leaves harden off (about another 2-4 weeks.  then air layer the top part. 

you can make 2 trees

make cuttings and wire to get some curve and grow it in the ground.  you will have total control of your tree and see what they will be.  and have fun.
 

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Re: good nebari?
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2012, 12:32 AM »
Thanks Boon for the clarification
Jay




Jay,
you're welcome
 

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Re: good nebari?
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2012, 11:37 PM »
Thanks Boon, and eveyone.
 

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« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2013, 06:03 AM »
Hey Jay,
  I read that somewhere too. I started thinking its just a way for bad treecare contractors to screw you out of money. The root will eventually graft itself back to the tree and or vice versa.

  Let's get an update, see if a swan was born.

Sorce