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Species Specific => Trident Maple Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: bwaynef on March 26, 2011, 10:02 PM

Title: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: bwaynef on March 26, 2011, 10:02 PM
A study group member recently dug/acquired SEVERAL Trident maples.  This one was one of the larger ones and after he saw growth from the tree, he wanted to go ahead and set it on its course.

We had some discussion as to what needed cutting and we didn't all agree at first.  We eventually decided what to cut and found a place to do the work.  (It was pouring but we put down a tarp on the back porch.)

Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: bwaynef on March 26, 2011, 10:03 PM
What we cut off and a few different angles.
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: MatsuBonsai on March 27, 2011, 09:25 AM
Lots of big cuts.  Did you guys consider going a little more concave on some of the cuts?  Was any cut paste used?
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: bwaynef on March 27, 2011, 09:47 AM
We convinced the nursery/homeowner to let us cut on his back porch.  We weren't able to convince him to let us grind things down on his porch ...and the rain wouldn't let us work outside.  The owner of the tree is going to grind things down in the next week (we've got rain the next 4 days) and cover things with cut paste.
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: MatsuBonsai on March 27, 2011, 09:49 AM
You guys need to work on your negotiating skills.  :)
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: Dave Murphy on March 27, 2011, 09:52 AM
I'm assuming that last picture is of your front...I like it.  That's quite a trunk there.
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: akeppler on April 11, 2011, 12:40 AM
As Scoob used to say.....

Like yikes man....
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: bwaynef on April 11, 2011, 08:40 AM
I'm not sure if all the work's been done, but since these pictures there's been lots of carving to smooth out where the sawzall couldn't.  There were a few more places that needed carving when I saw it but I hope to have pictures of the finished trunk soon.
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: bwaynef on February 28, 2014, 10:12 AM
It's been a few years since this ones been worked on. Here it is out of its pot.
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: Herman on March 20, 2014, 01:42 AM
impressive trunk!   :D
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: bwaynef on March 20, 2014, 10:24 AM
I'll try to get a picture of this one potted up this weekend.
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: Gaffer on March 27, 2014, 08:51 PM
Would it be beneficial to plunk it back in the garden to help the healing . Just a thought.
Qualicum Brian
Title: Re: Trident maple rough-in
Post by: bwaynef on March 28, 2014, 09:45 AM
I don't think it'd need to go back in the ground. I differ on how it's being cared for, but it ought to heal in the pot soon enough.