Campeche Carving

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Campeche Carving

Post  Ron on Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:18 pm

I bought this  Campeche at the Bonsai Rendezvous in June, from Pedro Morales.  I  need some ideas on styling and carving. Any help would be greatly appreciated!  

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Re: Campeche Carving

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:38 pm

Ron,

they are very easy to grow, full sun, water, and a little fertiliser.
Handles defoliation well. Fertilse for a month then defoliate or shape.
Directional pruning is easiest [ grow and clip ]

However the natural shape is a low trunk extending sideways, staying narrow and with fluting.
Can be seen on the savannah in Port of Spain [ Trinidad ] and I believe those are fairly old
at least over 100 years old.

As just a tree, come up with a design that suits you.

Not so sure about carving, as I have never such an example in nature.

Here is an example I found on the internet -

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/28/5f/b3/285fb30562c33c2c649212ab39a0378f.jpg

You should get a great deal of enjoyment from that one.
Laters.
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