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Species Specific => Trident Maple Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: MatsuBonsai on November 06, 2010, 04:05 PM

Title: Trident Forest
Post by: MatsuBonsai on November 06, 2010, 04:05 PM
Spent some time with the wife's forest today.  She put this together at Brussel's in 2006.  Since then it's been in my care.  :)

Cleaned up and trimmed up some.  Will remove the moss and freshen the soil tomorrow, probably.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Trident Forest
Post by: John Kirby on November 07, 2010, 10:04 AM
John,
Does your wife defoliate during the early summer? My wife has a similar forest that she did with Frank Kroeker in 2003, I haven't convinced her to defoliate it yet. Guess, I will just have to put my beer down and do it next June.

John
Title: Re: Trident Forest
Post by: Zach Smith on November 07, 2010, 10:34 AM
Spent some time with the wife's forest today.  She put this together at Brussel's in 2006.  Since then it's been in my care.  :)

Cleaned up and trimmed up some.  Will remove the moss and freshen the soil tomorrow, probably.

What do you think?
Looking good.  Do you plan to work on the tapering transition on those two tall trees?  I think if you get that taken care of, you've got a real gem of a forest.

Zach
Title: Re: Trident Forest
Post by: MatsuBonsai on November 07, 2010, 06:34 PM
John,

4 years and I finally convinced her to come out during study group this year to finally repot this thing.  Will work on trying to get her to defoliate some next year.  Might have to take her back to Boon's to get her interested again.  :)


Zach,

Will continue to work on the transition.  Brussel's staff just chopped them without much regard for taper or transition.  Everything is a trade off, just another flaw to correct I'm afraid.


Thanks both for the comments.
Title: Re: Trident Forest
Post by: John Kirby on November 07, 2010, 06:50 PM
John you need a little bonsai artist to get her interested in escaping to the outside again. Of course that means you will be in the house caring for the Junior Artist and all. Grins. John