Scots pine - 8 years to change the position

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Scots pine - 8 years to change the position

Post  Herbert A on Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:20 pm

Hi all


2008 i bought this Scots pine.


The tree has good movement in the trunk and could be a good Bunjin.
The health of the tree was not realy good. He stood in a bad soil and had not much needles. At the time I did not think that it takes so long until  the tree is in the correct position in the pot.


One year later. Step by step i removed parts of the bad soil without repoting the tree. He startet to grow well.



2010 it was time to repot the tree and to bring him in a upright position.
But it was not possible. He had only one long root and at the end of this root are all the fine roots. I drilled a wire around the long root near the stem to force growing new roots. It is the same technik as airlayering on the stem.
BUT ATTENTION dont try to airlayer a European Scots pine on the stem. I tryed it 4 times without a result. But on the roots you can airlayer also a Scots pine.


2010: It was not possible to plant him upright in a Bunjin-position.


You all know that a pine needs two or three years after repoting until the tree is so strong to repot again. In the meantime i worked on the foliage.


2013 the airlayering at the root was succesful. So i could repot him in a smaller pot.


At the same time i used a iron to bring him in the right position. Looks better :-)


2014 - one year later.


2015 i repoted the tree in a smaller pot. Now it was time to work on the movement of the stem. This curve is to strong.



I streched it with a wooden stick.


Now 2016 the movement is ok.

European Scots pine 100 cm high. Pot: Josef Maierhofer.


The result after 8 years working and waiting, but there are some more years of working until this tree looks like i want him in my vision. Need again a smaller and not so high pot.

Hope you enjoyed.

Herbert Aigner

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Re: Scots pine - 8 years to change the position

Post  steveb on Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:34 am

Awesome transformation.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Scots pine - 8 years to change the position

Post  Bruce Winter on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:46 am

This is a wonderful tree! Quite old and a difficult life in the wild. And the bark...Oy!

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:08 pm

herbert... your progressions are not only outstanding but very educational as well.

it is great seeing sub-par material like this brought forward into something of elegant beauty.

thanks for taking the time to share your work

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Re: Scots pine - 8 years to change the position

Post  Herbert A on Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:43 pm

If you like it, it is a pleasure to show my trees.

ciao
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Re: Scots pine - 8 years to change the position

Post  klosi on Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:34 pm

Watching your progress threads is amazing. Please keep posting, you're work is great!

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Re: Scots pine - 8 years to change the position

Post  geo on Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:29 pm

You educate with these progressions,as well as bedazzle.The patience you show,as well as the great techniques are worthy of a book!

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Post  Orlando0341 on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:16 pm

Thanks for showing your awesome tree. Hope you keep us updated.

Cheers, Orlando

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Re: Scots pine - 8 years to change the position

Post  Herbert A on Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:13 pm

Thank you all for your comments.
@Geo: All the techniques you can learn at a workshop with a good bonsaimaster. It is not necessary to write a book :-) But thank you.

ciao
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Post  Dirk Hoorelbeke on Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:20 pm

Classy. Like it very much.

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