Acer palmatum Arakawa - since 1997

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Acer palmatum Arakawa - since 1997

Post  Herbert A on Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:49 pm

Hi

1997 i bought me this old but neglected Acer palmatum Arakawa.



After i bought this tree he was standing in my garden for three or four years. I was just at the beginning with Bonsai, and dit not really know how to design this tree.

So i made a plan on computer.


To make the tree as planned the tree Needs branches where no branches have been. So i startet to graft most of the branches.





seven years after the buy.


Ten years after the buy.


Fourteen years after the buy


And at least seventeen years after buy.


I love this Kind of tree because he has very nice changing colours all the year.

Spring




Summer


Autumn




Today I would do many things differently in the design.
But i love him.

Hope you enjoy

Herbert

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Re: Acer palmatum Arakawa - since 1997

Post  LanceMac10 on Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:45 pm

I like it very much. It has some interesting character and I, too, enjoy watching Japanese Maples change with the seasons. Very nice work with neglected material and thanks very much for sharing! Cool

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Re: Acer palmatum Arakawa - since 1997

Post  appalachianOwl on Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:42 am

Oh wow! A.p. Arakawa is truly awesome! I hope Jim would not disagree with my use of this word Wink, i feel to me it really is up to par for the true meaning of the word. I have been wondering how long it takes to achieve thorough corking. By the looks of the pictures, watching that low branch, it looks about 14 years, would that be an accurate observation? Thanks also for sharing your progress, a great trip. -Jacob

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Re: Acer palmatum Arakawa - since 1997

Post  evanB on Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:18 am

Herbert,
I'm really enjoying your progression threads.  What would you have done differently in the design?

Evan

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