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Species Specific => Trident Maple Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Dan W. on October 16, 2013, 05:20 PM

Title: Trident fall progression
Post by: Dan W. on October 16, 2013, 05:20 PM
I received this tree from Don Blackmond early this spring. It has been a joy to have in my yard to say the least. :)

I have been considering shortening the tree slightly, but besides that and some more ramification I don't intend to change much at all. I'd love to hear any thoughts or suggestions.

Pictures are from this summer through fall.

Thanks,
Dan
Title: Re: Trident fall progression
Post by: Dan W. on October 16, 2013, 05:25 PM
The rest:
Title: Re: Trident fall progression
Post by: Yenling83 on October 16, 2013, 06:55 PM
Nice Trident Dan!
Title: Re: Trident fall progression
Post by: Dan W. on October 16, 2013, 11:45 PM
Thanks Jeremiah!
Title: Re: Trident fall progression
Post by: scottroxburgh on October 19, 2013, 10:05 PM
Japanese import?

Maybe a root graft or two to fill some of the gaps in the nebari?
Title: Re: Trident fall progression
Post by: Dan W. on October 20, 2013, 01:05 AM
I'm not sure on the history of this tree. But if Don happens to stumble on this post I'd love to hear what he knows. :)

I'm very happy with the nebari, but thanks for your thoughts.
Title: Re: Trident fall progression
Post by: Sorce on October 20, 2013, 07:04 AM
I agree, if it weren't for those gaps, the nebari would be half as interesting.

If that top 1/3 on the right were brought down, making the separation a little less, I think you can achieve your shortening and solidify its movement to the right.  Along with the ramification and smaller leaves, that separation will likely stay in proportion to what it is now. Keeping that separation, to match the nebari gaps.

That trunk curve is too sexy to shorten any more. It seems too flow so nice all the way to the apex! It's like man made the curve, but nature forgot, now it's perfect.

3 cheers

 :D