Acacia burkei, Pierneef Style

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:19 am

...so I considered it and realized that bending down the branches on such a small tree, breaks the Flatcrown ...if you follow me. So Leatherback wins and gets his way with me.

OO that didint sound right. Especially relating to someone called Leatherback. Laughing Laughing Laughing

The tree looks Much better, me thinks





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Re: Acacia burkei, Pierneef Style

Post  Andrew Legg on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:57 am

Looking good Andre!

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Post  Andrew Legg on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:59 am

Hank Miller wrote:Very nice tree! I have a few comments and suggestions. It is not always a good thing to cut the thorns off of an acacia. The new buds are located at the base of the thorns and can easily be damaged when the thorns are removed. As you are well aware during the growing season acacias grow very quickly and must be pruned back repeatedly. When pruning it is a good idea to cut back to the vicinity of one of the thorns. A small stub should be left which generally will die back to last thorn. The new growth which will develop from the bud at the base of the thorn will quite often come out at some angle. If this done repeatedly straight branches can be avoided and the zig zag shape seen in Pierneef's paintings can be acheived. The branches will also have good taper. Lastly one of the problems with acacias is they generally do not have good nebari (or for that matter any nebari). Unlike other species the roots only thicken up under ground. If you have good or potentially good rootage on an acacia don't hide it - flaunt it .
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Hank
PS an acaia by any other name is still an acacia

Hank, usually when we thorn prune these, we just clip off the bitey bits - about a millimetre of the tip, not the entire thorn. You are of course correct about taking too much off, and if you just nip the tip, it makes wiring a far less foul mouthed exercise! :-)

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Andrew

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:17 pm

Andre,

well designed tree, beautiful!

I just started looking our own Acacias and will keep an eye on you for growing techniques.
Thanks for posting.
Khaimraj

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Re: Acacia burkei, Pierneef Style

Post  Andre Beaurain on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:38 pm

Thanks Andrew and many thanks Khaimraj.

Yes Iris, I can hear you......Senegalia burkei. Khaimraj, what is your Acacias being called now?

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Post  vietnhat on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:59 pm

Looking like 01 old tree in the wild. Congratulation.


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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:31 pm

I like it Andrei. Great job!!!

What do you think the final pot will be? And just out of curiosity, what's the top dressing?

Have a great weekend!!!
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Post  leatherback on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:54 pm

Andre Beaurain wrote:
OO that didint sound right. Especially relating to someone called Leatherback. Laughing Laughing Laughing

The tree looks Much better, me thinks

I like what you have done with this.

By the way, just in case you have some mental image you do not need.. Leatherback comes from some work I did on a looooong time ago for earthwatch. I was a fieldassistent for some 4 months when I lived in Costa Rica: http://www.earthwatch.org/exped/paladino.html




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Re: Acacia burkei, Pierneef Style

Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:05 am

Thanks for the compliment Vietnat

.....you're a very good person Leatherback, and I look at you with new eyes.

Love and light.

Thanks Sam. I think its still far off form his final pot.....I think all my trees are far off. Like Dorothy said the other day, I aslo used to plant my trees in expenisve pots very early. and after the first storm or Chicken jumping on the Bonsai tables, or the bloody Cape Mongoose that Meditate weekely in die Bonsai Temple Very Happy, I realized that the cheaper the pot the better. My One and only designer pot lives on a shelve now.

I havnt thought about the new pot for this tree, what do you suggest?

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Post  leatherback on Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:58 am

HI Andre,

Why a pot? I would consider a slab for this one.. A nice hilltop-tree?

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Re: Acacia burkei, Pierneef Style

Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:11 pm

Update....



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ps Can you see the Continent of Africa in the Branches..

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Re: Acacia burkei, Pierneef Style

Post  leatherback on Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:53 pm

Horrible tree Andre. I just cannot stand it. Looking at it over the internet.
(And realizing it will never sit in my garden Sad )

Will it be at Bonsai Africa this year?

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Post  fredman1 on Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:39 am

Impressive tree Andre. I love a Pierneef style and this is very well done. Not easy to achieve.

Yeah the damn bureaucrats that gave Acacia to Aussie pees me off big time. Its a disgrace I think. To me its a very personal thing. I love and adore Acacias. I sometimes wonder if they even know what an Acacia looks like. The word Acacia means a tree with a thorn. No Aussie Acacias has thorns. African Acacias sets the standard of what a thorn tree should be like, and they change the name to something that is basically non descriptive.
I'm not knocking any other country's Acacias. I'm saying the word Acacia IS Africa and Africa IS Acacia. When you hear the word Acacia you think of Africa.... !!!

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Post  Neli on Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:12 pm

Nice one Baba! I just chopped my galpinii....lets hope one day will reach your standards.

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Re: Acacia burkei, Pierneef Style

Post  Andrew Legg on Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:16 pm

Looking great Andre.

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