Progression - Taxus #5 & #6 Collected from a Hedge, Combined on Slab

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Progression - Taxus #5 & #6 Collected from a Hedge, Combined on Slab

Post  ericrobinson on Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:50 am

The 2 clumps of Taxus featured in this thread were from the same hedge row and were acquired for free in 2006.

(Other Taxus from this same hedge:
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t9070-progression-taxus-collected-from-a-hedge?highlight=hedge
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t12193-progression-taxus-2-collected-from-a-hedge?highlight=hedge
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t14146-progression-taxus-3-collected-from-a-hedge#145899
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t14151-progression-taxus-4-collected-from-a-hedge#145907

The two clumps were combined on a rock slab with 2 other smaller single Taxus to create an 11-tree forest. The first picture below is the clump planted to the left on the slab and the 2nd & 3rd pictures below (with the largest trunk) are the clump on the right end of the slab. I left taller sacrifice tops on 2 of the trunks to build vigor before I chop back to build the apex of each tree.







All 11 trees combined. "Ale 8" bottle for scale. Very Happy 



A rough virtual to outline the future canopy of the forest:


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Re: Progression - Taxus #5 & #6 Collected from a Hedge, Combined on Slab

Post  ericrobinson on Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:45 pm

I'm considering removing the small middle Taxus OR moving it to the left end of the grouping. Compare the picture above with the two below.

If I move it to the left I will slant it more to the left than it appears in the  2nd picture (below).

Which do you all like better?

Either way I think it will provide more variation and interest in the composition.




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Re: Progression - Taxus #5 & #6 Collected from a Hedge, Combined on Slab

Post  GašperG on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:53 pm

Looks great with the small trunk at the end. I would just lean it a tad more to the left like you said to catch the whole movement.
Good choice to use the trees in a group. Smile

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Re: Progression - Taxus #5 & #6 Collected from a Hedge, Combined on Slab

Post  ericrobinson on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:02 am

GašperG wrote:Looks great with the small trunk at the end. I would just lean it a tad more to the left like you said to catch the whole movement.
Good choice to use the trees in a group. Smile

Thanks for the kind words and input!

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Tree in question.

Post  lennard on Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:35 pm

I don't think you need that tree in question in the composition. If the smaller tree to the left is pulled left a little more, and with it growing out a bit, it would fulfill the same job as the extra tree.

Greatt progression, it will look nice one day.

Lennard

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Re: Progression - Taxus #5 & #6 Collected from a Hedge, Combined on Slab

Post  ericrobinson on Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:00 pm

lennard wrote:I don't think you need that tree in question in the composition. If the smaller tree to the left is pulled left a little more, and with it growing out a bit, it would fulfill the same job as the extra tree.

Greatt progression, it will look nice one day.

Lennard

Great point Lennard. It might be hard to hollow out a place in the root area on the left of the planting. I like your idea of leaning the small, left trunk to the left. I could do it with a guy wire pretty easily. Thanks for the thoughts.

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