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Metasequoia

Post  Ed van der Reek on Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:18 pm

I bought this Metasequoia in 2003 from Danny Use at bonsai-center Ginkgo.

The first styling was done in December 2003,and now in 2009 I styled the tree again and re-potted it in a Chinese pot.

And on the last photo you can see a virtual,this is how the tree will look like next year Wink

This tree becomes better each year cheers
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Re: Metasequoia

Post  Rick Moquin on Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:30 pm

Ed,

I need to be brutally honest, I liked the original destination as depicted in pic 4 & 5 but I am having difficulty with it's present direction.

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Post  dorothy7774 on Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:43 pm

Rick Moquin wrote:Ed,

I need to be brutally honest, I liked the original destination as depicted in pic 4 & 5 but I am having difficulty with it's present direction.

My thoughts exactly. I like what you have done so far, Ed. Here is your last virt (light adjusted) and a possible development based on images 4 and 5:






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Re: Metasequoia

Post  Ed van der Reek on Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:15 pm

Hi Dorothy,I love your virtual cheers
I will use the lowest branch on the right,to accomplish your idea to make the tree more in balance Very Happy
I will show you next year the further development from this Metasequoia.
And thank you for your idea to make this tree better Wink
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Post  Rick Moquin on Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:38 pm

Ah yes! The credibility of sparse growth (due to damage ) on the left has once again been established.

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Re: Metasequoia

Post  Carolee on Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:00 pm

I like what you have done with this tree. I have one that started as a seedling in a three-inch garden pot. It has been growing in the ground now for five years, with regular pruning of the apex. I wasn't sure what else to do with in in terms of style, and seeing yours has helped me decide what it will do. Thanks!

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Post  Ed van der Reek on Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:34 am

Hi Carolee,I am glad you get a idea to style your tree by looking this bonsai Very Happy
Can you please put your photo's on this forum,when you style your tree cheers
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Re: Metasequoia

Post  Ed van der Reek on Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:27 pm

Update Juli 2010,I let it grow freely this year Very Happy
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Re: Metasequoia

Post  Ed van der Reek on Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:45 pm

Update from this tree Very Happy
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Re: Metasequoia

Post  Ryan on Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:30 pm

Wow, this is the most beautiful Dawn Redwood bonsai I've ever seen. Great work!

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Post  Randy_Davis on Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:47 pm

Very nice work Ed!!!!! I've got 25 or 30 of them in the ground that I've been cutting back for the last 10 years and now I know what to do with them thanks to your post. Will be intrested in watching how yours progresses.

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Re: Metasequoia

Post  Pavel Slovák on Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:41 pm

Hi Ed

Very nice development. ThumbsUp Really a very interesting tree.
Congratulations .

Gretings Pavel

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Re: Metasequoia

Post  Ed van der Reek on Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:04 pm

Hi thanks for the nice replays.
I will show the tree again when it is full in leaf Very Happy
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Metasequoia (again)

Post  geepee on Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:46 pm

I have a juvenile metasequoia, probably about three years old. It stands about 16 inches but although there is the start of thickening of the nebari area, it is really still 'a stick in a pot'. I have grasped its requirement for survival. What can I do to accelerate its growth and development. I really can't plant it in the ground.

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Post  Fred-4-u on Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:59 pm

for a nice winter silhouet wouldn't it be an idea to just begin over again ?
Then you can get rid off that S-curve.
For summer silhouet I like the way you're aiming for.

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:41 pm

Hello Ed. Have been looking at thee posts for the last couple of days to see how the replies went. I have real problems with the development of the crown of this tree. Far too curvy for such a formal trunk in my opinion.

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Re: Metasequoia

Post  Ed van der Reek on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:11 pm

Hi Will,your absolutely right about the curvy top.
Each year I am thinking how to solve this problem,if I straighten the top the tree is to long and must short it heavily.
The tree is made from two branches and it was not easy to make a good tree from it,and the curve make the tree more compact.
The Summersilhouet is what I like and want for this tree,maybe you have a solution to make this tree a bit better than this.
I am open for good ideas,if this make the tree better in the future Very Happy
Greetings Ed


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Re: Metasequoia

Post  sunip on Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:15 pm

Hi Ed.
Much better already.
Difficult trees develop sometimes in to something interesting.
But i wondering here, would it be to consistent if one would cut of the whole apex branch
and work further with the remaining back branch??
regards, Sunip Wink

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