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Post  JimLewis on Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:17 pm

This little tree is a result of a workshop Bill V offered here at the NC Arboretum in 2008 or 09.  It is actually three trees (at the time, 3 seedlings) with fused trunks.  I clamped them together with 2 or 3 zip ties, then let them grow.  They'd pretty much fused in 2 years.  This pic was taken this morning.  Much work yet to do on the top.  Tree is 6+ inches from pot.  Plans call for a 8-inch tee.

Pot is by Robert Wallace, a local bonsai potter. There's more on the pots forum.


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Post  Tom on Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:38 pm

Great match between the trunk and pot.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:46 pm

wish i had that kinda luck with my fusion attempts...

and yeah great pot too !

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Post  Tentakelaertje on Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:23 pm

Looks great man!
Could you give us a closeup of the trunk?

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Post  DougB on Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:57 pm

Will be a really neat little tree in a couple of years. Pictures again then please.

Jim I tried Robert Wallace's web site and a search in pots. No website and only a 2009 post in pots. Is he still active?

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:24 pm

Yes.  He's still making pots.  But he may be too busy to maintain a website.  He teaches at a grade school and at a Community College and has two young, active children.

They sell his pots at the NC Arboretum shop, and a LOT of the Arboretum collection lives in his pots.

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Post  Precarious on Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:30 pm

Nice tree, and haven't seen such nice compliment by a pot in a long time!

How did you prevent the trunk from bulging around the edges of the zip ties as growth occurred? scratch

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:35 pm

Well, those zip ties are fairly wide, and they are flat. They just don't seem to cut into anything like wires do.

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Post  GreenLarry on Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:35 pm

Lovely combo

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