please be so kind as to help with design of small shimpaku. thank you.

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please be so kind as to help with design of small shimpaku. thank you.

Post  ADO on Wed May 16, 2012 6:55 am

Hi all,
This is a small shimpaku I bought some time ago from a small nursery here in Perth, Western Australia. It has been trained a little already but I am wondering how to take it the next level.
I would like to keep it as an informal upright tree if possible. As can be seen there are some flaws in the branching and a lot of the foliage has been removed closer to the trunk. It has decent roots and base so I am happy with this side as the front.
Nevertheless, I think this has the potential to become a nice little tree.
I was wondering if anyone could be so kind and offer any opinions/advice etc that might help improve this tree? Tips on shaping/wiring etc?...I see this tree as an iformal upright. I was thinking of applying some wire to the trunk to bring the crow more over the trunk and also maybe putting a little more movement in the trunk and bringing the branches down.
Also, as we are mid autumn getting into winter soon, am I right in assuming that any pruning, pinching and branch cutting should wait until Spring? I think the bottom two branches should definitely go.
Anyway, I appreciate anyone helping a relative newcomer out
Cheers

Adrian

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Post  JimLewis on Wed May 16, 2012 12:38 pm

Here are 3 options Many more possibilities with this nice little tree.






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Post  ADO on Thu May 17, 2012 4:23 am

Hi Jim, thanks very much for those very helpful virtuals. Hopefully others can post some options also. it is really appreciated as I am new to bonsai and need as much help as is possible! Very Happy cheers

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Post  marcus watts on Thu May 17, 2012 6:45 am

hi and welcome.

to get the tree in scale with the trunk the branches could be made into smaller, thinner layers. Over time a good balanced design could be this - with the tilted trunk adding more interest too.



to achieve a tree like this will need practice in thinning the juniper shoots and fine wiring - it will take a bit of practice but this is a perfect trree to learn the methods with.

cheers Marcus

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Post  ADO on Thu May 17, 2012 9:10 am

Thanks very much Marcus. some definite food for thought!!
its a nice little tree and I hope I can do it justice!

cheers

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