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Inverted taper. What I did

Post  Guest on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:58 am

Hi Smile

In 1992 I bought this Malus Haliana, the first tree I spend money on...



It arrived as mail, together with a 35 cm tall Acer Desjojo.....The acer is about to become a nice shohin.

It took a coupple of year to find out both trees was terrible, and something had to be done....it was not enough with the lovely flowers on the Haliana, and the red new leaves on the Desjojo.

The inverted taper on the Haliana grow worse, and worse, and finaly e few year ago, I decided something had to be done.



This is how the Haliana looks like now...the flowers are still sweet...after being gone for some years, were they back again this year....

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:31 am

Looks like a very good solution.

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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:38 pm

Thanks Billy

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Post  Sakaki on Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:44 pm

Dear Yvonne,

Sorry, I could not understand the action/s you did on this tree!
Could you please explain more about what you did?

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Post  ogie on Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:19 pm

Hi my friend
Hard to swallow but the right thing to do there will be no regret but the tree will come out great
Thanks for sharing
Your friend
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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:48 pm

Hi Ogie

Thanks....I hope the tree wil turn out right, now the inverted taper is gone...Now I think, I will let the tree and crown become bigger, as it is a shohin, to big for a shelf. But I have to work slowly, as this tree is quit tricky, and will form a inverted taper again, the minute I sleep....A big kifu would be nice Smile

Hi Taner

I pretty much just removed the strong branch to the right, and let a new grow from the stump underneath. I t hollowed the trunk in the front, untill the bumb was gone. Low brances, and the bark arround them, on the left side on the trunk was removed,to prevent owergrowing with callus.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  landerloos on Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:44 pm

Hi Yvonne,
a ugly duckling is turning in to a swan.
Good job!

Peter

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Post  Ẩn khách on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:05 pm

Hi Yvonne
Great. With this plant I have a small proposal. It was the first reporter to spend some lengthening. It will make the plant when completed will be more liberal.

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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:34 pm

Hi Peter

Thanks for not stopping your reply after ugly duckling Smile

Hi An Khach

I hope to do a good job with the tree in future, and hopefully will it end up more even and natural as it grow bigger. At least, I have something to work with now.

Kind regards Yvonne


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Post  marcus watts on Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:40 pm

Hi, hope all is well,

strictly speaking the tree did not exactly have inverse taper - the big branch is about equal to the trunk below and the left hand branch was smaller again. if you 'measure' straight across many trees where the branches split the total width is greater than the trunk below, but this is natural more than inverse i feel, especially in broom style, (or form ! :D0



i totally understand your work on the tree though - our early purchases always have 'faults' we want to improve once we know a little more - its just part of bonsai playing that makes the hobby fun.

i like your work, the tree now has age and will be a great shohin in time rather than a normal tree

best rregards Marcus

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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:05 pm

Hi Marcus...thanks

You are right about the inverted taper...My written english is quit poor, and many, many times, do I have to use easy terms, and keep out of serius talks and discussions....I speak better.

If I had decided to keep the treestyle as it was, would I have wanted to renew the two mainbranches, as I find branches fat, or fatter than the trunk not pleasing.....It would have needed a restyle no matter what.

And yes...you are right again...this is the fun with bonsai growing.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Treenut on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:10 pm

You're moving in the right direction. No offense intended but the resemblance to female anatomy makes me uncomfortable. If it were mine I would work on that aspect.

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Post  marcus watts on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:08 pm

Treenut wrote:You're moving in the right direction. No offense intended but the resemblance to female anatomy makes me uncomfortable. If it were mine I would work on that aspect.

omg = i look and see an aged trunk,,,,,,,,,,you manage to see a !!!!! wo hoo !!!!!. i need to get out more i think - Mandy has only been away 3 nights, i still am thinking about wiring a pine Very Happy

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Post  fiona on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:02 pm

Erm... maybe keep mentions of woo hoos out of it, please.

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:03 am

Treenut wrote:You're moving in the right direction. No offense intended but the resemblance to female anatomy makes me uncomfortable. If it were mine I would work on that aspect.

Hi Treenut

I find your reply a bit confusing....I understand Marcus' reply Smile....but let us look beon that. Would you mind to express your self better, as right now, do i feel you are saying two diffrent things?....

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Sakaki on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:31 am

Yvonne Graubaek wrote:
Hi Taner

I pretty much just removed the strong branch to the right, and let a new grow from the stump underneath. I t hollowed the trunk in the front, untill the bumb was gone. Low brances, and the bark arround them, on the left side on the trunk was removed,to prevent owergrowing with callus.

Kind regards Yvonne

Thanks for explanation Yvonne, much appreciated! Smile

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Post  Guest on Wed May 06, 2015 10:10 am

The apple is doing well Smile



I like the tree the best just before the flowers bud....
The scar from head to toe is closing up, and I think it will with time end up leaving the nice movement in the trunk behind I had hoped for.....bonsai take time Smile .

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  yamasuri on Wed May 06, 2015 10:17 am

Good work Yvonne. Tree looks great.

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Post  akhater on Wed May 06, 2015 11:30 am

great ..... as usual

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Post  Jaybirds on Wed May 06, 2015 10:15 pm

Lovely tree and wonderful transformation. I always look forward to seeing your work.
Thanks,
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Post  Guest on Thu May 07, 2015 7:55 am

Thank you for your nice comments

All though I gave the tree a bigger pot 2 years ago, have not much growth happened yet...a nasty spidermite attack gave it hard times.... This year is it healthy again, and I hope it will gain from the bigger pot.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Rui Marques on Thu May 07, 2015 11:50 am

An excellent specimen. Awesome Yvonne.

Do you use any jin liquid to take care of the dead wood?

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Re: Inverted taper. What I did

Post  Guest on Thu May 07, 2015 12:46 pm

Thank you Rui

I spray the deadwood with a fungus killer now and then, ca. one time every month during the growingseason, and also from time to time during the winter, depending on the weather.
The blackening you see is old dead fungus that came in the early days before I began to spray.

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