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Post  Dirk Hoorelbeke on Sun May 03, 2015 2:58 pm

nice

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Sun May 03, 2015 2:59 pm

Hey Kohaku, can I ask why you put the zip ties and those tiny wooden pieces on the tree?
I like it much, nice tree!

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Post  kohaku on Sun May 03, 2015 3:05 pm

The zip ties and wooden pieces hold the graftings on place..... with this method they can't move and will grow together with the trunk very well.

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Sun May 03, 2015 3:08 pm

Ahh, now I see, thanks!

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Post  kohaku on Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:02 pm

Spring 2017  unchecked growt to thicken the branches

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Post  yamasuri on Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:16 pm

Coming nice. Very strong potential
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Post  LanceMac10 on Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:19 am

Boy'o....that's really time warping!! It's really starting to look sensational...... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Not quite Greg van Avermaet great, but he didn't start out "fully developed" sunny sunny sunny drunken


Really nicely done and a very good job of continuing forwards with a vision. Some real nice horticulture. king
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Post  AlainK on Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:35 am

Very impressive... thumbs up
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Post  Vitusus on Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:29 pm

Very nice tree, looking forward to seeing it when the branches grow to be of an appropriate proportion to the trunk, it will look even better.

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Post  kohaku on Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:31 pm

Thx for your Nice comments.


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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:54 pm

beautiful...

at this point do you expect the newly placed branches to eventually thicken to be in proportion to the trunk ?
i have heard this can be difficult with maples... ?

do you regret not keeping some of the initial branches to which you could have approach grafted side branches etc ?

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Post  kohaku Yesterday at 2:23 pm

Kevin,

At this point ....a small rootsystem has to devolep on the heavy wooden parts under the soil surface wich i worked on with a chainsaw last year before i planted it in the undeep pot. (also treated this parts with hormone powder and spaghnum )



The way to to this is let it grow without cutting the long branches for a while so the tree can become stronger and the base of the sidebranches will thicken as wel.

One of the following years i'll have to cut back deep on the branches before start refining the whole thing.

First 2 steps are done....
1-.the trunk (and believe me there is a trunk ;-))
2- .placing side branches.
Next steps
3- devolep of a better rootsystem and thicken the branches.
4- refine the whole thing and make it a nice bonsai some day...


The thickening of side branches takes some time.....but we know for sure....they wil thicken.
Why should it be more difficult with a J. maple?

Never regret cutting the big branches....they had to go  :-)

In my opinion...the existing side branches that i cut after digging up were not usefull in the tree that i have in mind. The placement was not good for my vision, branches were to thick and only 2 could could stay when i wanted. (wich i think they will never could be a part of the future tree as i see it)

As we all know.....bonsai takes  time .......but is worth every minute  ;-)

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