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The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Tony on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:55 am

I received this tree from Matija Triglav my Slovenian friend a mountain dweller! Matija had the tree for a year and I kept it a further year before repotting and styling.



Some may say the trunk is ugly and had too many thin and fat parts. This larch has endured the worst of weather and environments; I am sure it has been hit by the odd avalanche and crushed under many meters of snow.

The bulbous growth is a result of callusing and ‘recallusing’ caused as the tree was under constant attack from the elements.

I wanted to create a compact tree that reflected that struggle for survival, so the canopy is cradled in the bosom of the trunk.

I look forward to the canopy developing and the ramification improving, I prefer Larch as a winter image so the styling must be perfect.





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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Velodog2 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:01 am

One of the best trees I've ever seen! You did it proud.

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  crust on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:37 am

I am a unabashed larch fiend---this tree makes me more so. haunting and prehistoric---wonderful.

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  adam1234 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:32 am

wow! what a beautiful tree Mr Tickle. It is majestic, dragon like and I feel you should name it. According to wikepidea "In Slovenia, a dragon is called zmaj" so perhaps your beautiful larch could be named "The larch Zmaj". I love the tree.

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Larch

Post  Mitch Thomas on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:39 am

Tony
Awesome piece of material, with a artistic styling! I am in total zone envy.

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virtual tree

Post  abcd on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:21 am

very nice tree, an other solution , but i don't no if it's possble with the roots , deeper pot
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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Pavel Slovák on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:01 am

Amazing Larch and very good work. ThumbsUp
Tree hight level.

Congratulations Tony

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  ironhorse on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:03 pm

Impressive - very!

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Smithy on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:08 pm

That is an extremely good looking tree . Nice one .

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:26 am

ThumbsUp You are a lucky man indeed. Superb styling with this material!

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Andrew Campbell on Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:38 pm

Stunning movement

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Tony on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:02 pm

Looks a bit better on a black background I think Cool




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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  GašperG on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:27 pm

Hello mr. Tickle,

I see you have compacted the top part of the tree - nice improvement-...as you know larches are better styled slightly more "over the top", because of the lush foliage that makes the the apperiance of the tree much more real when in leaf. (but they look awesome nude too)
Matija must have taken very good care of this one...as it is one great piece.

If i may, the first left branch from the top down is barely visible in this "autumn/winter picture"- it's in the same line as the trunk and deadwood...but let's see how this one looks in early spring. ---I bet it's going to bring smile on our faces--- Very Happy

Dragon = Zmaj , I say it's more like Cobra = Kobra (Adam1234, just kidding, mate) Laughing

Best...

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Hans van Meer. on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:32 pm

Sweat Tony! Imaginative, unconventional and therefor unique! Real sweat!!!!
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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Steve p on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:22 pm

This is my sort of tree can i have it lol. Lots of character fantastic.Smile

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  adam1234 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:32 am

GašperG wrote:

Dragon = Zmaj , I say it's more like Cobra = Kobra (Adam1234, just kidding, mate) Laughing

Oi Gašper!! I was first to give it a name Mad . Any cobras up in the mountain where this tree came from Question Would be a privilege to me to be first to suggest a name for a yamadori that is world class and award winning in future. Just kidding too Gašper Laughing

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  GašperG on Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:23 am

adam1234 wrote:
Any cobras up in the mountain where this tree came from Question

You are right, no cobras around here but those dragons, huh,...i once broke my hunting spear and had to run for my life Laughing Laughing Laughing

Just messing with you, Adam, I think you picked a very nice name, that would even make me proud. Let's see if mr. Tickle approves.

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Sakaki on Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:31 am

tony wrote:Looks a bit better on a black background I think Cool




It has a fantastic movement, recalls me a threatful dragon.
I think you can name it "dragon tree"? Smile

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Tony on Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:13 pm

If you guys are Happy YOU have named the tree 'The Slovenian Dragon'... Happy Laughing

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  GašperG on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:03 pm

Ha, ha, you almost had no other choice but to name it..... Laughing....well, we did Rolling Eyes... Laughing

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  JudyB on Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:20 pm

Excellence in a pot. sunny

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  adam1234 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:13 am

tony wrote:If you guys are Happy YOU have named the tree 'The Slovenian Dragon'... Happy Laughing

Wohooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers bounce Dance Dance Dance Dance Dance Dance Dance Thanks Tony!!!!!

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Vance Wood on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:56 pm

The tree definitely deserves a name and the fact that it was named by popular acclaim gives it far more credence than if it had been named by the owner. The fact remains that this tree is spectacularly beautiful--- and powerful at the same time. It gives new meaning to the phrase: Knocked over by a feather.

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  DangerousBry on Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:31 pm

tony wrote:If you guys are Happy YOU have named the tree 'The Slovenian Dragon'... Happy :lol:


Tony ... i'm sure this was made you and this tree ...
:cheers:

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Re: The first styling of a European Larch

Post  Tony on Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:20 pm

I was wondering when that would surface Bryan, I have known about this book for some time Cool

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