Live oak style bonsai trees

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Live oak style bonsai trees

Post  A-Alexander on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:18 pm

I am wondering where, when, how, or who. How could I get a live oak style bonsai tree, i have been looking at many styles and the one that has stuck out to me the most is the live oak style. if someone could tell me how I could get or make one, I would be very greatful

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Re: Live oak style bonsai trees

Post  PaulH on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:53 pm

Boxwoods make great oak - style bonsai. First step is finding one with a thick, gnarly trunk. Around here they are very common as landscape hedges and if you ask every time you see one every once in awhile the owner is happy to have them removed. They're relatively easy to dig successfully. Once the tree is established let new shoots grow out a foot or more in length and them wire them into oak shapes. Study oak trees to know how they grow. Branches tend to start upward and then sweep downward and out with lots of bends and curves. When branches are set cut back to new shoots and repeat.In five years from collection you can make a good oak style boxwood.
Here's a godd example made by a friend of mine.
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Re: Live oak style bonsai trees

Post  Russell Coker on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:47 pm




Yep.

Nice one, really well done!

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Post  hometeamrocker on Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:02 pm

Beautiful tree!

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Post  A-Alexander on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:15 pm

so, do you think that a azalea that I have found with gnarly trunk formations would make a cool specimen for this style?

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Re: Live oak style bonsai trees

Post  JimLewis on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:49 pm

Azalea has potential, but as far as yours is concerned, we need a picture!

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