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Literati Pine

Post  MerschelMarco on Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:05 pm

This Scots Pine is one of my first bonsai. I found this tree about 1997 and it was very poor material with a long thin trunk, no movement and a horrible nebari. I still dont know why I collected this tree.



The first pic is from 1997, when I startet to bend the trunk with two Iron poles. The only interessing thing is the quite rough bark



A few years later the tree starts to look at least as a Bonsai



This pic is from 2010 with a more refined crown now



repotted on a stone slab made of concrete



2013. In my opinion the crown was to heavy for the thin trunk, so i cut the right branch off

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Marco

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Re: Literati Pine

Post  fiona on Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:38 pm

I love this. I'd have made the same change.

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Re: Literati Pine

Post  appalachianOwl on Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:33 pm

Really awesome tree! Thanks for sharing.

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Post  dorothy7774 on Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:53 am

Good work! Since this is a discussion forum..could the tree be aesthetically improved by bending the back branch over to the other side?





Another way would have been to only leave one back-branch in the very top, eliminate the lower back-branch and bringing the now goner over to cross the trunk:



Now, the tree is nice as it is, Marco. Just throwing in some food for thought. Getting too quiet around here.. Very Happy  

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Re: Literati Pine

Post  brett2013 on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:57 am

Lovely !

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Re: Literati Pine

Post  hungbonsai on Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:35 am

thanks iuppppppppppppppppppp

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Re: Literati Pine

Post  MerschelMarco on Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:19 am

Dorothy,
thanks for your brilliant ideas. I will have a look if they are realizable. Sometimes it is good to get an open-minded input from the outside, especially when you have a tree for such a long time with the danger to get yourself a bit narrow-minded.

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Marco

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Re: Literati Pine

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:04 am

Hi Marco

I like your tree very much as it is, but for more options, and playing.....it does look to me as the apex is turning to the backside, away from the viewer, maybe the backside of the tree is a better front...let us see a Photo  Smile 

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Re: Literati Pine

Post  MerschelMarco on Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:47 pm

Yvonne,
here is the tree turned 45° clockwise. You can see the top coming towards the viewer.

The rough bark seems to be genetically fixed. Only after about three years the young branches are getting rough.





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Re: Literati Pine

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:17 pm

Hi Marco

I see  Smile ...I like the tree very much as it is on the last photo, it is a good front.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:18 pm

Very emotive tree. I love the wild flowers too. I am amazed at the bark - wow!

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