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John Kirby

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Root connected JWP
« on: August 11, 2009, 08:38 PM »
Sorry this picture is not more instructive, but here is a picture of Akio Kondo, a Bonsai Professional from Japan, and Mr Kamiya's first apprentice (and Boon's senior), pruning my large white pine root connected grove. The tree came from the estate of John Kipp and is shown now almost five years after I purchased it. It was quite ill at the time and had not been repotted in at least a decade. I repotted it and have let it gain strength. It is a beast, and will take at least 3 to 4 days for wiring (if a professional is doing it). it currently has 10 trunks , will need to lose one, and is potted in a 48 inch chinese pot. I hope to find a native stone slab for it. More to come in the spring. The second picture shows it post pruning, and after turning around.

John
(the prunings filled half of a 35 gallon rubbish can.....)
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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 10:06 PM »
he told me it is good tree(s).  i took him to the airport this morning.

pruning bonsai on the ladder! lol
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 08:02 AM »
Just a few more inches off the top and I'm sure I can get it in the back of my car.  Don't you think it would do well in Kentucky?!??!

I really enjoy this tree and can't wait to see it all wired.
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 09:00 AM »
Right. I am looking as to where I can take the fence down and put in a 72" gate to get it into the shop to be wired. The tree will need to be on the ground to wire the top, or i will nee some scaffolding.....

John
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 10:36 AM »
John, I'm always amazed at the trees that I see coming from you place. Do you give tours to wayward Californians?
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 10:53 AM »
That is a serious grove.  I would love to see some detail shots of the trunks when you manage to get it inside.  Do you have any idea how old it is?

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 05:13 PM »
My understanding is that the grove came over in the 50's. The bark is probably right on the main trunks, but not on the smaller ones, so I would say the 60's or 70's. So, the tree is most likely in the 50 year rage- + or -. John
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2009, 07:23 PM »
John,
When do you plan to wire this baby? If it's spring, I will probably be able to come down and help, having established myself a bit better here.

Chris
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2009, 08:03 PM »
I remember this group from DC...its huge but totally cool!!  John, you got a great deal!!  I am glad to know I might be able to follow the future of this one. 
Thanks for posting!
John
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2009, 08:38 PM »
John,
Glad to see that you are getting those trees worked on.  Wish I could have been there. 
Frank
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2009, 09:55 PM »
Franklin,
You aren't OK any more. Now you are something else, Oh well. You working on your trees?
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2009, 10:04 PM »
John,
You're right I am no longer OK.  I guess that's what happens when you get a real job. 
When school starts I will have more time to work on my trees.  I have my string line set and one hole dug on the shade house.  Shouldn't take too long to get it set up.  Can't do too much right now as I had a wasp nail me(more than once) and my hand looks like a boxing glove.  Oh well at least I get a check twice a month. 
Sorry everyone for the non-bonsai babble.
Frank
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2012, 09:44 AM »
Are there any pics of this one wired yet?
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 12:03 PM »
Dan, The summer of 10 I moved to Rhode Island, my wife and the trees moved in late spring of 11 and we got a house in Connecticut. I was ready to do it this year, Boon came in March and thought we should repot it as it had been six years and it was pushing itself up and out of a 42+ Inch pot. Se we repotted it, and took at least 70% of the roots and soil off and got it replanted into the 28" Yamaaki oval it had lived in before I got it. The tree sulked a bit and finally started pushing well in late June, Akio was scheduled to come this summer to work on it, we decided to let it sit until spring, or if timing doesn't woe until next fall. I will try and get pictures of it in the old pot. One advantage, I can move it by myself in a real pinch or my wife and I can move it pretty easily together.

John
 

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Re: Root connected JWP
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 10:50 AM »
Thanks John,

Smart choices. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it! :)