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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:11 pm

Casuarina.

Hi IBC!
This tree got a very interesting history..it was posted here some years ago here.

The ugly and futureless material..










Cut one of the three heads, reposition to counter the ugly trunk and two confusing heads...



It was entered in a national show (2011 I think or end of 2010 ),,,and some jealous guys, or plainly rude fellas. spilled oil on the poor tree while it was left alone on the back of my truck while me and my crew were busy getting the other trees from the venue.




I immediately hang the tree in the gate and remove the oily soil then pressure washed the tree and pray for the best.






The tree was tough and with proper care it regained strength a year after...




Yesterday I worked again on it....









The survivors...hehe.











My tough guy...Happy and proud



...In his new home.






regards,
jun  Smile

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Post  Brunsai on Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:22 pm

Very nice placement Jun. And very resilient material... Happy to see a survivor.

I wonder though... Why is it that a lot of people tell me Casuarinas have a low survival rate when being collected from the wild?

Example: A gardener told me that out of 10 trees that were collected last year, only 4 survived.

Is it just their wrong timing, or perhaps wrong methods? I have 2 materials in development right now and I believe they've regained enough strength over the past year. I'm a bit eager to re-position them because of the information that was given to me.

But from my understanding Casuarinas are pretty tough species and they seem to be absolutely healthy under your care.

Care to enlighten a novice? :-)

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Post  amanluthra688 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:38 pm

Hello jun
I always love your cassurina .and your cassurina make me always happy . I just love to be your student .
When ever i see your message it is cassurina which strike my mind.
I just love the way you make them shine
Keep posting these cassurinas. New comers like me will surely like and learn from you
Thanks
Aman

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Greasy boy.

Post  lennard on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:11 pm

Love it!

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:35 pm

Envy, Envy, Envy. alien [ see as green eyed monster ]

I am glad you were able to save your child.
Great movement!!!

Trophy wall of wire ?

Is that pot, pottery or concrete?

Two thumbs up  thumbs up 
Later L.L.B [ waiting for that book you are writing ]
Much respect,Khaimraj

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Post  Twisted Trees on Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:10 pm

Great job with excellent material.

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Post  moyogijohn on Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:53 pm

JUN,, You have done it again ! the tree looks very nice now with all it went through... i am glad you were able to save it.. why would someone do a thing like that anyway !!!! good work take care john

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:12 am

Hi Bruno,

Thanks!

yes Casuarina's mortality rate is very high during its early months after digging. 40% survival rate is already very successful. Many factors can cause death of new materials. and like what I said here in many previous post, Its vigorous growth and strength caused its downfall as well. then there is a timing on the weather/season. and proper care after digging, and of course the way it was dug.


regards,
jun  Smile

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:15 am

Aman,

Thank you for the appreciations on my casuarinas.
Just ask me directly a question and I will try to answer it..as Student to student (not a teacher)..hehe.

regards,
jun  Smile

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:19 am

Lennard and Twisted trees,

thanks!

John,
Thanks!
yes..I can't answer your question on why people can do such evil deeds on defenseless trees. I have seen much worse than that in recent years and I learned how to deal with them.


regards,
jun  Smile

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:24 am

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Envy, Envy, Envy. alien [ see as green eyed monster ]

I am glad you were able to save your child.
Great movement!!!

Trophy wall of wire ?

Is that pot, pottery or concrete?

Two thumbs up  thumbs up 
Later L.L.B [ waiting for that book you are writing ]
Much respect,Khaimraj


It is concrete.

book,? I am publishing two exclusive copies... One for you and one for my mother. hehe. Probably I'll have the re issue for my father.
 I still consider my self a sapling...I don't want to be a cause /influence of " Bonsai malpractice"... learn, learn, learn. That is the priority.

regards,
jun  Smile 


regards,
jun  Smile

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Post  Down Under Jason on Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:49 am

Beautiful tree Jun, I can't beleive someone would do that Sad

I did have a laugh seeing it hanging on the gate like a peice of washing though Razz but very happy to hear it pulled through.

Your workshop looks amazing, very peaceful, would love to work there Smile

Thanks for sharing!!

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Post  cosmos on Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:39 am

Survival of the fittest. Nice work. Just like your casuarinas.

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:59 am

Down Under Jason wrote:Beautiful tree Jun, I can't beleive someone would do that Sad

I did have a laugh seeing it hanging on the gate like a peice of washing though :Pbut very happy to hear it pulled through.

Your workshop looks amazing, very peaceful, would love to work there Smile

Thanks for sharing!!



Thanks Jason.

My old work placed is a bit too small now for my larger works. And some people wanted to have a bonsai lesson and workshop so I need this new space in my garden. It was made of 100% recycled materials from previous project (except for the floor).

regards,
jun  Smile

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:05 am

Thanks Cosmos!
I have seen much worse in recent years in the bonsai community. And been victimized many times...hehe.


regards,
jun  Smile


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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:20 pm

Jun, so sorry to hear about the troubles that other people are causing you. It happened to me last year and I am still dumb-founded.
A new name for your survivor tree "Slick"? (... as in oil slick...)  Very Happy 

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Post  theBalance on Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:21 pm

Hi Jun,

this is a GREAT material !
shaped by a GREAT artist !!!

don't let your spirit down...

we have a famous song in Israel with a powerful line :"the darkest moment of the night is exactly 1 sec before the dawn starts"

keep up your work !!!

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:21 am

Update on my "greasy boy"..catching up with posts (so please, pardon me guys)...








regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:54 am

Stunning tree, and deadwood...thanks for sharing Smile

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  cosmos on Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:21 am

Hi Jun
Tree and landscape better entangled. Just wonderful.

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Post  MikeG on Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:08 am

No need to "pardon" you Jun. Good to see you posting again.
Fantastic that this guy came through such a stress so well. Just goes to show how tenacious life can be even up against idiots with an oil can. Looking great.

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:26 am

Yvonne Graubaek wrote:Stunning tree, and deadwood...thanks for sharing Smile

Kind regards Yvonne


Thank you Yvonne! the deadwood of this tree is vey interesting for a casuarina. Both trunks got twisted deadwood inside the hollowed trunk.
casuarinas deadwood if natural or from the wild is very hard.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:28 am

Cosmos,

Thanks! the rocks are from volcanic cinder and got a natural character that matches the bark and rustic look of the tree.
Can't wait for its completion.


regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:33 am

MikeG wrote:No need to "pardon" you Jun. Good to see you posting again.
Fantastic that this guy came through such a stress so well. Just goes to show how tenacious life can be even up against idiots with an oil can. Looking great.


Thank you Mike. Just need to cool down a bit when the heat is too much.
Yes this tree is a real survivor. I never thought it will survive with oils reaching all the way to the root system. new roots were formed and very healthy now.

I have more new pictures, of other works I hope you guys won't mind me posting more pictures of updates and recent progression works. 

regards,
jun  Smile

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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:44 pm

I can hardly believe its the same tree from where you started... beautiful!

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