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Post  Rob C on Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:37 am

Hello all...I have been working on this tree for about 5-6 years. Originally, a dramatic slant tree. However, over the last year, I have beeen planning a change for it. Been doing some work along the way to allow for the new style change. Here is the tree out of winter storage, then the complete rework.
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Re: Procumbens rework

Post  BigDave on Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:56 am

Lookin good RobC.

They have wimpy roots don't they, had one like that for many years --would never really stand up straight, put in silent auction to support my friend Martha on her fundraising to go to Japan !!,
now someone else can prop it up every couple years... tongue

Well Done RC





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Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:47 am

Hi Rob,
I have a similar tree, a Hinoki, that I'm going to do the same thing to this year; slant to more of an upright.
Rob, I have scrutinized your photos and am having a challenging time believing they are the same trees. The first photo of the slant style shows a tree top with multiple twists and bends. The last photo of the informal upright shows a very straight section near the top; absent in the original photo.
Am I missing something? scratch
Nice tree either way!
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Post  Rob C on Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:01 am

Thanks Dave, I couldn't work on this tree for awhile when I got it because it was in such bad shape. I nursed it back to health. When I repotted it years ago, like 20% of the root system was dead.

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Post  Rob C on Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:11 am

Todd Ellis wrote:Hi Rob,
I have a similar tree, a Hinoki, that I'm going to do the same thing to this year; slant to more of an upright.
Rob, I have scrutinized your photos and am having a challenging time believing they are the same trees. The first photo of the slant style shows a tree top with multiple twists and bends. The last photo of the informal upright shows a very straight section near the top; absent in the original photo.
Am I missing something? scratch
Nice tree either way!
Todd

Hi Todd.. Hinoki is a whole different ball of wax, as far as pruning anyway.
In regards to this procumbens..lol.. All the curves are there. I did not add or take away any trunk curves. The tree was not only tilted up, but turned counter clockwise slightly. The top is not straight at all. It is actually quite zig zag with bends. I wired a small foliage pad underneath the apex so the entire top portion of the trunk was not visible.
p.s. Here is my Hinoki Cypress. I have been training it for 10 years.

Rob



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Re: Procumbens rework

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:41 am

I was thinking that the tree in Big Dave's post was the same tree ... perhaps he was showing another tree ... makes sense now. Very Happy
Your Hinoki is gorgeous! I will post a photo of mine after I repot it. I wasn't sure what to do with it until Owen Reich looked at it and suggested changing the angle/

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Post  Rob C on Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:57 am

Glad we straightened it out:D.. Yes, you should post a pic of the hinoki.. Don't have to wait until the repot to post it. I love hinoki, they are one of my favorite species for bonsai. Problem is good prematerial is almost impossible to find. I am always on the look out for them, but hardly ever have any luck.
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Post  KennedyMarx on Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:40 pm

How's this juniper doing? Going to post an update on it soon?

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Post  efishn on Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:40 pm

Hi Rob,
I like this change very much, it's become a beautiful tree with a really good shape, now it looks much more a "tree".
well done u did a good job !

Efi

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Re: Procumbens rework

Post  Rob C on Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:39 pm

Thanks Efi. Very Happy 

Hi Kennedy, thanks for asking. The tree is doing very well. After last years restyle and repotting, I let it grow wild. It has doubled the amount of foliage it had. I will get some pics soon. Probably do a pic out of Winter storage, then after the Spring pruning.

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