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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  -keith- on Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:22 pm

I am loving the new front... great tree...to me it looks like an old slanted trunk tree ( the base and nebari) that has died back and regrown  upright. to me it really adds age to its appearance. I would suggest a little movement in the beginning cascade branch it stuck out like a sore thumb to me with all the other bendy branches. Smile im jealous


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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  JudyB on Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:22 pm

Very nice in the new pot, great choice. Really quite a nice progression.

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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  Dave Murphy on Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:10 am

Thanks, everyone. This is one of my favorite trees, and I'm quite pleased with its development.

Keith, I agree with that branch being a bit too straight. The branch may be too thick to bend but I'll investigate, and I hope part of the branch will eventually be hidden by the canopy which might soften it somewhat.

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Post  MikeG on Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:09 am

I really like this tree. It would be one of my faves too if it was mine. ;-) First time I've seen this post and I'm glad you kept that cascading branch, although I do agree it needs some movement. At first I wasn't sure about your decision to turn the tree, losing the nebari it has on that side, but I remembered how limiting 2d is. 3d makes a huge difference. Look forward to seeing its future development.

Thanks, Mike

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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  -keith- on Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:25 am

bar and fulcrum... u can bend bigger branches with this technique. I cant tell how thick this branch is but it can also be split to aid in bending.



ha ha the things we do to make a tree perfect

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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  dick benbow on Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:13 pm

It wss my priviledge to have stidues two years with Kyoshi Seike. I was his student in the art of building japanese gardens many decades ago. It influences me in my bonsai application, even today.
red pines are feminine. With soft needles and soft lines. The bonsai person in me struggles to want angular movement in the trunk
of any pine. I'm happy with the use of a round pot, directing attention away from any masculine type display. A rounded crown will help give this beauty a softer impression. I have two red pines in my collection. a literati and semi cascade. I love aka matsue.
so much that I raised the eyebrows of my sensae when he inspected the japanese garden that I built after his tutiledge. For i had used the same number of red and black pines negating any sense of whether the garden was masculine or feminine.

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Post  roberthu526 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:44 pm

Absolutely agree. It would be missing alot if the falling branch was not there.

mikebonsai wrote:The tree will look like it's missing something without the falling branch. Good job so far.

Mike

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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  Dave Murphy on Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:04 pm

Thanks for the comments.  Here is the latest...I think we're getting somewhere....and I'm keeping the branch Very Happy .


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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  Dan W. on Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:10 am

Looking great Dave! I think it's about ready for you to send it my way.... Wink

I like what you did with the top; it looked a bit out of place before to my eye. And I'm REALLY glad you kept the branch! That is much of what makes this tree so great. Great work! Smile

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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:07 pm

Dave Murphy wrote:....and I'm keeping the branch Very Happy .

Thank you Jesus!

Looking good, Dave!!

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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  Dave Murphy on Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:58 pm

Thanks guys. I'm quite happy with the tree's appearance at the moment. It's amazing how a bit of wiring and a few years growth can change things Very Happy .

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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  arihato on Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:31 pm

I like the tree, great needle size and colour, and I am so glad you are keeping the branch. Might I suggest to take the branch a tiny bit more to the outside so it is a bit wider than the branch above it. Or tuck the branch above it a bit more in..............

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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  Dave Murphy on Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:55 am

arihato wrote:I like the tree, great needle size and colour, and I am so glad you are keeping the branch. Might I suggest to take the branch a tiny bit more to the outside so it is a bit wider than the branch above it. Or tuck the branch above it a bit more in..............
Thank you for your comments. I do plan on making the lowest branch become a bit larger and heavier, so it will eventually extend more to the left...but just a little Wink .

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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  peter keane on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:38 pm

just a thought.  


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Re: Japanese Red Pine

Post  Nomiyama Bonsai on Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:12 am

The pine is looking very healthy Dave, I like what you have done with it. Keep up the good work.

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