Twisting California Juniper

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Twisting California Juniper

Post  mike page on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:40 am

This California Juniper was collected in the mid 1970's by Harry Hirao, aka "Mr. California Juniper". My first sensei, Bob Kato bought it from Harry. When Bob died 20 some years ago, I bought it from his widow. At that time, no work had been done on it, so I started from scratch.
This is one of those rare trees where the trunk and live vein makes a full 360 degree twist. The height from the pot rim is 41 inches.
Today I've been doing some trimming, a little wiring, cleanig up the live vein and applying lime sulfer to the dead wood. The long term plan is to have it show ready by next spring.

Mike


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Post  Smithy on Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:20 am

Wow what a tree. I just love the twisting trunk.

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Post  dorothy7774 on Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:03 pm

Beautiful tree, Mike! Looking forward to see it in Spring!

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Post  Nik Rozman on Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:02 pm

Just keep us posted. Very Happy

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Post  Kev Bailey on Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:55 am

Stunning material Mike, I look forward to seeing it show ready!

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Post  bonsaistud on Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:51 am

Very impressive Mike...

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Post  Dale Cochoy on Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:13 am

Nice tree Mike.
Big!
Beautiful base with the live vein.

Just curious....what do you think? Very Happy
This was a pretty big pot.

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Your pot

Post  mike page on Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:31 am

Dale, I like it!

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