Acer buergerianum on the rocks

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Acer buergerianum on the rocks

Post  landerloos on Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:11 am

Here is my new Acer b.

I would appreciate input in how to bring this tree a level up on the way to bonsai, also potsugestions are welcome.

Kind regards from the cold Denmark


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Post  JimLewis on Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:22 pm

Mmmm. I wonder if, because of that chop up front, this should be the back. Or maybe the tree should be turned a BIT more so that cut-off stump isn't so prominent?

It would be nice to see the other side, anyway.

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Post  landerloos on Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:46 pm

Hi Jim,
the other side is dull, about the cut, its more eminent in the picture than in reallife.

Peter

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Post  guy ward on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:26 am

are the wrinkles in the roots natural or caused by wiring to the rock-if so can they be removed or grown out-do you have plans to carve out that trunk chop

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Post  landerloos on Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:26 pm

The scars on the roots is from wire, they wil disapear with growth, the topscar also disapears because the branch that is close to, wil be allowed to grow much longer for a couple of years. The branch gets thicker and the scar wil be gone due to new and more powerful bark on that spot.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:54 pm

I still think you might want to do some carving on that stump. It's hard to imagine that it's less noticeable in 3-D than in 2-D.

Gosh, maybe we should use that 3-D bonsai thingy (see announcements).

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Post  martyhab10 on Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:05 pm

landerloos wrote:Hi Jim,
the other side is dull, about the cut, its more eminent in the picture than in reallife.

Peter
Sorry, Peter, that scar on the trunk will never look right. In fact, it may look worse as the cambium covers it.
The bulge will increase in size. Another possible problem could be the appearance of rot. If that happens, the whole tree could become infected. If you decide to remove the stump, chisel it down to the surrounding surface,
and apply a wood rot control.
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Post  landerloos on Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:54 pm

martyhab10 wrote:
landerloos wrote:Hi Jim,
the other side is dull, about the cut, its more eminent in the picture than in reallife.

Peter
Sorry, Peter, that scar on the trunk will never look right. In fact, it may look worse as the cambium covers it.
The bulge will increase in size. Another possible problem could be the appearance of rot. If that happens, the whole tree could become infected. If you decide to remove the stump, chisel it down to the surrounding surface,
and apply a wood rot control.
Marty Haber

Hi Marty,
the chop is closed with cambium, there is no wound or hole.

Peter

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Post  landerloos on Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:43 pm

I forgot to mention that the tree is about 22 cm high, the end hight will be a couple of cm smaller.

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Post  bisjoe on Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:51 pm

While uro is not as common on acers, I'd suggest that for this case. In fact I'd hollow out that stump fairly deep,
at an angle that keeps it from collecting water, and then apply protection. I think it would add greatly to the appearance of age, and the gnarliness. Look at the first tree here for an example:

http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATUro.htm

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Post  landerloos on Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:08 am

bisjoe wrote:While uro is not as common on acers, I'd suggest that for this case. In fact I'd hollow out that stump fairly deep,
at an angle that keeps it from collecting water, and then apply protection. I think it would add greatly to the appearance of age, and the gnarliness. Look at the first tree here for an example:

http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATUro.htm

I will take it in concideration, thanks for the tip, lovely pictures you linked here.

Peter

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