Weird shaped trees I'd like some help with

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Weird shaped trees I'd like some help with

Post  Tentakelaertje on Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:28 pm

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Hey all,

About a month ago some peeps decided to jack a hedge out with a shovel, which is less bad than it sounds as they did it relatively careful. Like, shovelcareful.
Anyway, I came back to save a couple from the shredder. Took 'em home on my bicycle for 8 km (5 miles) Very Happy .
Don't exactly know the species, but I know they are now backbudding, so I assume and hope they'll survive both.
I'll leave them for at least a growing season to strongen, but I can't stop dreamin' haha. Guess we all can't when it comes to bonsai..
Now, the big question: do you guys have any ideas to shape them?
I haven't got a bloody idea about how to shape them into proper and beautiful bonsai as you guys show here.
I'd be happy if you help me.

Hope to hear from you,

Tentakelaertje

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Re: Weird shaped trees I'd like some help with

Post  Precarious on Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:50 pm

I am imagining you travelling home with those... on a bike! Wow!
Could you get prone and take some ground-level shots, and maybe put some plywood or cardboard behind for a clear picture of the trunk and main branches?

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Post  Auballagh on Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:24 am

Agree with all recommendations previous. Plus, please provide how big is this material is, that you have dug up. And, do you know what tree species this hedge is?

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Post  Ingvar Nilsson on Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:15 am

Based on growthpattern, bark and coming from a hedge, I'd guess this is carpinus?

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:46 pm

I'll make new photographs and measurements today, so they'll be online in a couple of hours I hope.
Ingvar, it could be, probably yes.
Auballagh, I have no idea haha.
It is now to wait for the leaves to pop.

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:12 pm

This is the first tree, the one that is the least weird Very Happy
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Close-up of the trunk: http://i19.servimg.com/u/f19/19/18/93/72/img_2019.jpg


This is the other one, I hope you can see it, because even in 'real life' it is very hard to follow all those branches and stuff Wink

Close-up of the trunks (it has three): http://i19.servimg.com/u/f19/19/18/93/72/img_2020.jpg

The whole tree: http://i19.servimg.com/u/f19/19/18/93/72/img_2021.jpg

http://i19.servimg.com/u/f19/19/18/93/72/img_2022.jpg

This is a close-up of the biggest and middle trunk and some of the branches:

http://i19.servimg.com/u/f19/19/18/93/72/img_2023.jpg

In my enthousiasm I forgot to measure the trees, so that'll come tomorrow as it is already dark over here..
Sometimes my brain is like a pudding that got 1000 holes in it..

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Weird shaped trees I'd like some help with

Post  Tentakelaertje on Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:30 pm

Tree #1 is about 110 cm high, 80 wide and 90 deep.
The other one, the weirdest one, with three trunks is about 90 cm wide, 80 deep an 70 wide.

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Re: Weird shaped trees I'd like some help with

Post  Auballagh on Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:25 am

Weird trees? If you say so.
They just just look like good starting Bonsai tree material to me.
The less weird one is actually the most boring. No lower branches I can see, and the trunk appears to be a bit long and straight. Eventually, when the health is assured for this tree after transplant, you may have to cut the trunk down a good bit and basically start over in developing its branching and structure. In both sets of pictures I see that the trees are still planted in the ground? Is it your plan to work and develop them in the ground like that, or to place them in pots?

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:30 am

Yes, they are still in the ground, this is to assure their survival as they were shoveled out. I forget to mention the shovel was a four-wheeled monster. A CAT one.
Their roots are now recovering and after that (autumn 2015 or spring 2016) I'll place them in pots.

I actually wanted to airlayer no. 1 because of the dull trunk.

Tree no. 2 is the hardest to me, do you have any ideas for that one?

Thanks!

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Re: Weird shaped trees I'd like some help with

Post  Tentakelaertje on Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:28 pm

They are carpinus betulus, based on the buds.
Ingvar, special thanks to you!

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