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Small Acer palmatum

Post  JimLewis on Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:26 pm

I don't think I've shown this little tree before . . . but maybe. It is a left-over from an ill-fated class on grafting that I took 3-4 years ago (none of my grafts took, but the scions are doing fine <g>).

This is an example to folks who wonder if trunk chops work. There have been three on this little guy.

Unfortunately, during the time I was unable to spend much (any!) time with my trees this summer some wires got left on a bit too long and really dug into a couple of the branches. They're young, though, so shold get covered up by new growth in 3-4 years.

I have no real questions to ask about this tree, but because it is truly not ready for prime time I didn't think it fit in any of the other forums -- including the gallery -- so it's here. So, if anyone has comments or suggestions, have at it.

The front:



A maybe front, just a slight turn:


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Post  JudyB on Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:47 pm

I miss the shape of the trunk in the second view. Looks like some nice roots too.

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Post  adam1234 on Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi Jim,

Is it a sango-kaku? and do the leaves reduce? Reason is that I have one similar looking in the ground and was wondering whether it'd be suitable for shohin.

cheers,
Adam

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:08 pm

It is just a standard, garden-variety Acer palmatum as far as I know. It was to be the scion for a graft of some more exotic cultivar onto it, but my skills were insufficient.

Its leaves do reduce, and this one is going to become a small shohin.

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Post  yamasuri on Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:07 pm

Nice trunk taper and movement. Very soon you'll have beautiful piece Jim.

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:14 am

Jim,,it is a nice tree with a good trunk.. a question,, could the branch close to trunkon the large branch be wired up for a new apex comming toward the viewer ???? how big is this one ?? take care john

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:26 pm

Thanks, Yamasuri. I hope so.

John, I'm not 100 percent clear on which branch you mean, but a lot of wiring is still needed. The tree is quite yung yet. And I thought the picture of my thumb gave sufficient scale, but it is about 7-8 inches, I guess.

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:48 pm

Sorry Jim,,the branch i was speaking of is the one at the base of the large limb going to the left..the first limb closest to the main trunk line.. it is only a question anyway..it is a nice tree and will only get better... take care john

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