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Jerry Norbury

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #60 on: January 14, 2011, 12:05 PM »
Is there any update here?

Great post Al - deserves a sticky thread imnsho...
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2011, 11:48 PM »
Making roots is always fun!
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2011, 04:04 AM »
When did you do this Al, recently?
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2011, 06:07 AM »
Al,

For those of use who are relatively new to bonsai, please describe the process you are using in the last two photos and what you are attempting to accomplish.

Thanks & Regards,

JRob
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2011, 10:45 PM »
The process will be outlined in a new thread.
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2011, 08:52 PM »
For those of use who are relatively new to bonsai, please describe the process you are using in the last two photos and what you are attempting to accomplish.

While we wait for the promised thread, looks to me like a standard issue air (or ground) layer to improve roots that would probably never make as good of a nebari as this tree deserves.
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2011, 11:52 PM »
That isone way, the other is just to take roots that you have pruned off, drill, and insert, with a toothpick or chopstick to hold in place...... like a ficus.


I'll have more to report on this technique in the coming months.
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2011, 09:05 AM »
Sorry to leave you hanging as to WHY I'll have more to report.

4 root grafts in place as of yesterday.  I'll have more to report on their effectiveness/take-rate in a few months.
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2011, 10:34 AM »
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2011, 03:09 PM »
While your chop is showing good progress it is not large enough to blend in well enough with the trunk to look powerful. It is not pyrimidal enough.

I think I've asked about this particular snippet before, but I don't see a response.

Are you saying my initial chop wasn't low enough?  I heard that recently and initially didn't agree.  Thoughts?
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2011, 09:05 PM »
While the initial chop may be high, that is not a bad thing. Trees with a good trunk and aged bark can be a powerful image.

My respose had more to do with the second chop and not lettuing that one get large enough. There is a pretty big disparity between the two and probably not somethingf that will correct itself, even with time.

I have done the same thing, and now I too am wondering what I can do to resolve the problem since mine seems to grow as a unit, hence no thickening above the chop to induce better taper.
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #71 on: March 11, 2011, 09:19 AM »
Al, try grafting back at the junction between the first and second chops.
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #72 on: June 23, 2011, 12:05 PM »
Any update on this?
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #73 on: June 23, 2011, 01:29 PM »
This tree sat.  ...and sat.  ...and sat some more.  It hasn't done ANYTHING after leafing out initially ...as you might expect after seeing the drastic root reduction.  I noticed this week that its beginning to put out new growth, mostly at the extremities right now, but I hope to get some good budding elsewhere.  Eventually it'll have to be chopped so if I don't get the budding I want now, I'll probably get it then.

As for the root grafts, I have nothing to say.  Since it sulked so obviously and for so long, I opted not to harass it by prodding around to see how the grafts were doing.  I'll have to be patient until late-winter to find that out.  By extension, so will you.
 

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Re: New Trident full of options
« Reply #74 on: February 28, 2014, 10:27 AM »
I finally got around to repotting this one.  Lackluster results, but now I can move forward:
http://bonsaistudygroup.com/advanced-grafting-discussion/root-grafting-on-trident/