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Post  AlainK on Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:09 pm

I spent some time in the park of "château de Crazannes", and I spotted this only deciduous tree with dead wood. I immediately though of the jousting we had with Bobby about the relevance of dead wood on deciduous tree Smile

So I took pictures of this Carpinus betulus:

There were other beautiful trees there, my favourite being perhaps this multi-trunk Sequoia sempervirens. The tourist in the Hawaian shirt is here for the scale - I'm 1.78 m tall Wink


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Post  Vlad on Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:49 pm

Sorry to hijack your thread Alain. It is not only Bobby who will like it.  

The death is just another part of the life.  And this is very much visible on old noble deciduous trees.  Just have a look on the Major Oak in Nottinghamshire.  Or  have a look on this tree in Sweden

And what about this small one?  A stump of not very old Acer campestre.   The fungi and some insects are having a feast on its flesh.   The top of it  was cut by the Sanctuary keepers a season before.  All the odds get again the little beast. But he fights back.  

And what about this branch on an oak?

There are quite a lot of such "inappropriate"  examples  in the old abandoned orchards or in woodlands with limited human intervention.  


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Post  BobbyLane on Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:53 pm

Hi Alain thanks for sharing! Yes, the deadwood on some deciduous is indeed a part of the landscape and i dont think it should be frowned upon to include it on some of our bonsai Very Happy

Hope you dont mind me sharing these here, but these are recent projects im working on..which include deadwood

Hornbeam in training
IMG_1814 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr

and a Field maple that i recently opened up the base on, i think by doing this, its made the base appear more powerful, without being too distracting
IMG_1796 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr
IMG_1795 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr

my Field elm is full of hollows after the old apex died off, it strives on and will get better
IMG_1870 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr

i think its nice to have a varied collection, lately ive been swaying towards more elegant and simple trees, you've seen my Birches, good to mix it up

Alain your Carpinus is a nice tree, it has deadwood and maintains some elegance, nice broom image....

Vlad, some nice examples of deadwood there Cool


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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:15 am

If no one minds I thought I would share this one,

A zanthoxylum type [ Satinwood ] and not sure how this one will decay. All accidental, a cutting left to grow for a bout 2 years in
my growing trough.


*On our side, you lose your bark, you normally just die.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:54 pm

yeah - i think the debate about deciduous deadwood should be put to rest and accepted as being as valid as it is on evergreens...

all someone has to do is walk through or along an old growth forest to see deadwood on deciduous... done deal.
(and whether or not it "lasts" is irrelevant in a constantly growing medium)


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