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Species Specific => White Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: october on July 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

Title: Excellent shohin white pine prestock
Post by: october on July 12, 2012, 09:58 PM
A couple months back I was going through all the tree s at the nursery as usual. When I came upon this white pine.. The nursery has a ton of them. Most of the time,  I don't pay  much attention simply because more often than not, the trunks have reverse taper or no taper, horrible scarring or are just out of my price range.  I happen to see this one and for some reason, decided to pic it up. It was supposed to be cascade. However, the main cascade branch was very straight and thick with practically no taper. Something made me inspect the tree further. I noticed that with a rotation and tilt, it exposed a beautiful, subtle curve on a very thick trunk for its height.  I also realized that by cutting the cascade branch off and chopping the top, this would be an incredible shohin white pine. Which actually are not seen very often.  So the journey begins. After I brought it home, I chopped 2/3 of the cascade branch and about 1/2 of the top. At which point, I applied cut paste to the wounds. I thought that this was a good amount of work to start with. Next season, there will be a repot, and the removal of a couple of branches and maybe some wiring.

The trees height is around 8 inches with a 3 inch plus trunk.

Rob

Title: Re: Excellent shohin white pine prestock
Post by: Owen Reich on July 13, 2012, 02:14 AM
I'll take it  ;D.  Killer find.
Title: Re: Excellent shohin white pine prestock
Post by: cbobgo on July 13, 2012, 02:15 AM
wow that's a great looking trunk and a really healthy appearing tree.  And you are definitely taking it in a better direction.

At what nursery did you find this?  Your profile doesn't say where you are from . . . .

- bob

Title: Re: Excellent shohin white pine prestock
Post by: october on July 13, 2012, 09:02 AM
Thanks Owen.

Hello cbobgo. This tree came from New England Bonsai Gardens in Bellingham Massachusetts.

Rob
Title: Re: Excellent shohin white pine prestock
Post by: davestree on July 13, 2012, 09:51 AM
Can I ask what you paid for this ?  Very nice - I am sure you will do a great job with it.
Title: Re: Excellent shohin white pine prestock
Post by: october on July 13, 2012, 12:17 PM
Hello davetree..Well, there were circumstances that allowed me to purchase this tree for $250. I sometimes work at the nursery..I had store credit that I used..Also, when you are a member at the nursery, you receive discounts by the percentage depending on how much a tree is. I think without these things..the tree may have been like around $360. Also, keep in mind you are seeing my vision for the tree, not the original vision that it was being sold as.

Rob
Title: Re: Excellent shohin white pine prestock
Post by: Vulcan on July 13, 2012, 01:59 PM
Excellent find! Really look forward to your progression.
Title: Re: Excellent shohin white pine prestock
Post by: october on July 13, 2012, 09:25 PM
Thanks Vulcan..

Here is a rough virt of the tree in possibly 2-3 years or so. Of course the pot is just an example. It is a bit too ornate and the tree will have more visible branches.. However, the proportions are similar to what I want.

Rob