John's Striptease!!!!

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John's Striptease!!!!

Post  chris on Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:51 pm

Jhon Harris defoliated his Korean Hornbeam at the dragon workshop this week
This is a stunning tree but to leave the dead leaves on in the winter would not allow
The great winter image to be seen

















Regareds Chris


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Re: John's Striptease!!!!

Post  Tony on Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:32 pm

chris wrote:Jhon Harris ..... Regareds Chris

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Classic.

BTW great ramification

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Post  Russell Coker on Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:33 pm




We need a "like" button a la Facebook!

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Post  Leo Schordje on Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:24 pm

Wow, that is nice. Very nice. Love the ramification. Not a straight branch anywhere. Very nicely spaced branches.

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Post  Paul Stokes on Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:35 pm

Russell Coker wrote:


We need a "like" button a la Facebook!
Totally, I mean I know this is a bonsai forum but I kind expected something else

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Post  chris on Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:00 pm

Hi Tony, Russell, Leo and Paul glad you liked the post.

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johns striptease

Post  moyogijohn on Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:12 pm

Very Nice !! From looking at the tree in leaf,, you would never know what a great trunk it has !! must have started with a young tree to get the trunk shape and limbs.. good job,,i like it a lot..take care john

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Post  Carolee on Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:20 pm

I love winter silhouettes. I have always wondered about my Korean Hornbeam. It is the last to leaf out in summer, and it rarely drops its leaves in winter. Not having a club close by, I wasn't sure if this was 'natural', but after spending two springs fearing that I had killed it, and I decided to just let it do its own thing. Other than the silhouette, is there other reasons to defoliate it in winter if I'm still developing tertiary branches? Thanks.

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Post  chris on Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:36 pm

Hi Carolee
Some broadleaf tree keep there leaves in winter ( frost protection for next years new bud is one explanation but I am not sure) others don't. As Bonsai we can hopefully give them all the care they need anyway. This defoliating gives the chance to assess the branch structure etc and this is the time of year to trim and wire your broadleaves.
It olso gives you the chance to fully appreciate the winter image

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Post  Carolee on Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:48 pm

Thanks Chris. The only other broadleaf that I have that tend to keep its leaves is my seju elms if it doesn't get cold enough. With temps in the mid to up twenties (F) they turn yellow and drop off. When I lived in a far more southern region, the pin oaks (Quercus palustris) in my yard, kept their leaves all winter, and dropped only in the spring. Your tree is very nice, I can only hope that mine develops as nicely.

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Post  chris on Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:55 pm

Hi Carolee
The tree is John Harris's not mine, I have posted for him.
What you say about Elm's strikes a cord with me fro what I see with Chinese Elm ( Ulmas pavlaflora )Some loose all there leaves some just a few some not atall
and all in the same garden!

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virtual trre

Post  abcd on Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:05 pm

ten years later
there is too much branches for a old tree :
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Post  chris on Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:31 pm

Hi abcd'
Thanks for the reply, iteresting, please explain more

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Post  BonsaiJim on Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:26 pm

I think he's implying that the tree is too tall, too many layers and would look 10 years older if it were shortened (or perhaps the shortening is to occur over ten years? Very Happy )

I tend to agree...

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