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Species Specific => White Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: boon on October 02, 2009, 08:58 PM

Title: grafted five needle pine
Post by: boon on October 02, 2009, 08:58 PM
it was imported 2 years ago.  it was repotted this Januray.  it is growing well.  it is safe to wrok on now.
  it is too tall and the top is too pointed.  i brought it down and round it off.
thanks,
Boon
Title: Re: grafted five needle pine
Post by: bonsaikc on October 03, 2009, 08:29 AM
Boon,
Thanks for posting this beautiful tree. Am I correct in guessing that the branches were grafted on, and that the entire trunk is JBP? It certainly doesn't look like your typical base graft here.

Chris
Title: Re: grafted five needle pine
Post by: boon on October 04, 2009, 12:08 AM
it is grafted at the base.  this one just looks a little better.
Boon
Title: Re: grafted five needle pine
Post by: dorothy schmitz on October 04, 2009, 09:10 AM

 Beauytiful tree and very nice job, Boon.

 -dorothy
Title: Re: grafted five needle pine
Post by: boon on October 04, 2009, 11:17 AM
thank you, Dorothy,
Boon
Title: Re: grafted five needle pine
Post by: pennypenny on December 29, 2009, 08:56 PM
why do they graft onto jbp roots? ???
Title: Re: grafted five needle pine
Post by: Hotaction on December 29, 2009, 10:00 PM
Nice work.  Did you remove a small branch (second on left at trunk) and then guy wire the remaining 2nd branch to the first on the left?  It image is much better now, and the apex looks great.

Dave
Title: Re: grafted five needle pine
Post by: John Kirby on December 30, 2009, 04:51 PM
Penny,
They graft on to JBP understock for strength of the root system (JBP tend to be stronger- especially in captivity) and to reproduce the unique attributes of specific plants or witches brooms (typically virus infected branches with very specific characteristics that won't reproduce sexually).

John
Title: Re: grafted five needle pine
Post by: Yenling83 on October 01, 2010, 04:40 PM
Looks great Boon!  I like what you did with this tree.
Title: Re: grafted five needle pine
Post by: boon on October 01, 2010, 05:12 PM
Nice work.  Did you remove a small branch (second on left at trunk) and then guy wire the remaining 2nd branch to the first on the left?  It image is much better now, and the apex looks great.

Dave
sorry i missed this.   no i did not remove any main branches.  it is wired and moved more toward the front.  and i do not thin i guy wire this tree.  at all.
thanks,
Title: Re: grafted five needle pine
Post by: boon on October 01, 2010, 05:13 PM
thank you John,
and Jeremiah.