Author Topic: Trident progression  (Read 38554 times)


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Re: Trident progression
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2014, 03:50 AM »
I opened that dialog at the other site with my simple reply: "Nice looking pine".

lol... I wouldn't call that a fair amount of heat...a fair amount of heat to me would mean that I've had enough now and I'm going to introduce my fist to your face if i don't walk away....but that's just me. it seems I may have read the situation wrong; I thought his tree was called sh#t on another forum, and I've seen a lot of people changing their bonsais just to be accepted by the larger I made the response about the "fanatics", was not aimed at you Mr Keppler. It was aimed at reassuring the op that he can train any species of tree in any style he wishes so long as that style is done properly.

So I agree with you by and large, but I still do not see the pine styling? the bottom branches are too low down on the trunk and not wide enough and there are no defined foliage pads anywhere on the tree. It looks more like a deciduous tree competing for space and the only way is up. I get that the tree has a narrow silhouette and a lot of branches coming from a single trunk, and that the branches are trained in a horizontal fashion, but this alone does not make it look like a pine to me, not even a young pine that still has it's lower branches

I respect you a great deal though, and I may be wrong about this too,but its just my opinion on the matter

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Re: Trident progression
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2015, 11:59 AM »
Late winter update. 1 year into what I see as a 5 year redesign. Present goal is to build branches, and gain appropriate branch caliber. This work is most needed above the 2 lowest branches. Four grafts placed. Busy area 1/2 way up left of tree will be simplified, once a suitable branch or two are chosen. Reverse taper 2/3 way up at elbow is just life. Top supporting 2 grafts will be shortened 4-6". 8" root spread, partially covered by moss. Pot 24"


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Re: Trident progression
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2015, 08:53 PM »
Josh...I have nothing but respect for the thoughtful care and attention you've given this maple over the years. I see a bright future for this lovely tree.