Progression - Taxus #2 Collected from a Hedge

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Progression - Taxus #2 Collected from a Hedge

Post  ericrobinson on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:23 pm

This Taxus was collected with several others for free from a hedge.

Another one here:
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t9070-progression-taxus-collected-from-a-hedge?highlight=progression

Collected in spring of 2006, clay soil was removed from the root ball with a jet of water. Potted up in the a nursery container with free-draining Bonsai media.



The tree was allowed to grow unrestricted for 2 seasons.



In October 2010, the tree was trimmed back for a second time to force some backbudding. The tree was allowed to grow for two more seasons.



October 2012, The trunkline and branches were chosen. Deadwood was created on the right side.



In December 2012 I carved down the deadwood. I’ll let it age some before any lime sulfur treatment. The top stub in the apex will be cut back further in the spring.





The tree turned slightly to the left. This front would feature more of the deadwood.




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Re: Progression - Taxus #2 Collected from a Hedge

Post  ericrobinson on Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:57 am

1st pic is December 2012. 2nd pic is August 2013. The foliage masses are coming along.

I Re-potted it in July 2013 after the spring growth had hardened off.

I do the July re-potting with my Taxus that do NOT need much root reduction to get it into the bonsai pot. I wash the roots, trim them to fit the pot, re-pot it and place it in afternoon shade for 2-3 weeks. I've done this technique on five of my Taxus trees with no ill affects.(one featured here  http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t9070-progression-taxus-collected-from-a-hedge?highlight=hedge)

My landscape-collected Taxus that need more significant root reduction will rest and grow for 2-3 years after being collected until showing signs of vigor. Then I reduce their roots and re-pot them in SPRING after the buds begin to swell.




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Re: Progression - Taxus #2 Collected from a Hedge

Post  leatherback on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:09 am

A nice tree. One thing that would bother me, were it mine, is the long straight branch in the top. I would consider regrowing part to create some taper, or reducing the length by at least 50% (Perhaps through partial Jin)

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Re: Progression - Taxus #2 Collected from a Hedge

Post  Lee Brindley on Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:15 pm

leatherback wrote:A nice tree. One thing that would bother me, were it mine, is the long straight branch in the top. I would consider regrowing part to create some taper, or reducing the length by at least 50% (Perhaps through partial Jin)
I am inclined to agree. Hope you don't mind but I have taken the liberty of making a virtual.
Lee.



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Re: Progression - Taxus #2 Collected from a Hedge

Post  ericrobinson on Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:46 pm

Lee Brindley wrote:
leatherback wrote:A nice tree. One thing that would bother me, were it mine, is the long straight branch in the top. I would consider regrowing part to create some taper, or reducing the length by at least 50% (Perhaps through partial Jin)
I am inclined to agree. Hope you don't mind but I have taken the liberty of making a virtual.
Lee.



Great virtual! More food for thought! thanks!

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Post  abcd on Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:15 am

Smaller dead wood, and i think a straight pot would be in relation to the moyogi style
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