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John Kirby

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Re: White pine in akadama
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2011, 09:26 AM »
Julian does nice work. You have come far quickly, http://bonsaistudygroup.com/white-pine-discussion/learning-about-japanese-white-pine/

Love to see more good JWP bonsai around.

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Re: White pine in akadama
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2011, 01:00 AM »
I don't have much experience training bonsai, but I do know how to keep a tree healthy. Unfortunately, due to a limited budget most of my trees are in the beginning stage of development, but I do enjoy just growing and observing them. I actually did some major work on the JWP mentioned in that link you provided last weekend. I'll post photos on another thread, as I seem to have stolen this one..

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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2011, 01:34 PM »
Tanlu, I am not inferring anything, you have obviously jumped in and learned a lot. That is to your credit.
 

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Re: White pine in akadama
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2011, 11:16 PM »
John, no misunderstandings here. I'm really appreciate the comments, and it definitely encourages me to go further. I want to begin collecting too and contrary to what lots of bonsaists say, the northeast does have some great yamadori. Do you know anything about pinus resinosa (american red pine) or know anyone who does?
 

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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2011, 06:46 AM »
I have not dealt with Northeastern Pines, but Jim Doyle INature's way in PA), Marty Schmalenburg in NJ, and I believe Mike Pollack outside of NYC (and a member here) have very nice examples of Pitch PIne and others. I have also seen some examples of Pinus strobus (eastern White Pine) and Pinus virginiana that are quite nice.  Bill Valvanis has a number of really, really nice pines including Pinus nigra, which is a Eurpean western asian species that has great potential and can be collected from urban landscapes as well.
 

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Re: White pine in akadama
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2011, 12:48 AM »
Are you in Cali? If so I envy your yamadori options! I've recently gotten into limber pines and sierra junipers, but I'm not sure if my climate is suitable for them. We on the eastcoast have yet to discover what plants can take well to bonsai culture.

I would like to see some nice examples of pinus strobus since there are so many around here. Mike Pollack does have some nice pitch pines though. I would like to collect some but I haven't seen them in the mountains I hike.