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Prunus mahaleb No10_some more wood badly needed

Post  Vlad on Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:04 pm

The right top quarter of the crown  is missing some more wood.  I have started to think about rearranging the branches into that place - something I would hate to do normally - but luckily a new bud has formed there in the spring and there is a new cherished branchlet now.  







Height: 35 cm
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Post  AlainK on Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:15 pm

Another very nice tree with a lot of potential.

Vlad wrote:The right top quarter of the crown  is missing some more wood.  I have started to think about rearranging the branches into that place - something I would hate to do normally - but luckily a new bud has formed there in the spring and there is a new cherished branchlet now.  

With the leaves, it looks OK. Show us how ugly it is in winter Laughing
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Post  Vlad on Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:04 am

AlainK wrote:Show us how ugly it is in winter Laughing

What? It has taken me a good amount of time spent on the ACDsee to add some more folliage and you want me to share the winter image?  Shocked

The bonsai aficionados are difficult the please Smile
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Post  Richard S on Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:52 pm

Another excellent tree Vlad!

The dead wood is really well proportioned and nicely worked, dramatic but not over powering.

I like it but would also be interested in seeing a winter image (has it dropped it's leaves yet?).

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Post  Vlad on Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:00 pm

@Alain & Richard: thank you guys. I am happy not being the only one who likes this little mahaleb.

Folliage: It is like in the very old add promoting a toothpaste : " Still working" . I guess it will be available in Nov.
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Winter silhouette

Post  Vlad on Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:35 am

Latest update.  



Plans for the next season:
Early spring: New pot
Seasonal: More wood in the top right quarter, branch structure improvement and refinement (defoliation in May and possibly JUly/August)
Summer: Cherry picking Cool
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Post  Richard S on Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:31 pm

Fantastic tree Vlad! Even better out of leaf.

I agree it would benefit from more wood in the top right. Personally I prefer to see a broader "crown" on deciduous trees rather than a triangular "apex". At the moment it does look a bit "coniferous".

That's only my inexpert opinion of course, it's all subjective Wink

Still a very attractive, powerful little tree either way.

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Post  Vlad on Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:12 am

Thank you, Richard. In 2/3 years it will look the way I plan. Maybe still more like a pine but I am not a keen follower of the current fashion Cool
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Post  Richard S on Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:07 pm

Well which ever way you take it I'm sure it will look great. Thanks for the update and look forward to future instalments Very Happy

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Post  AlainK on Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:58 pm

Very nice silhouette...
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Post  Vlad on Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:36 pm

Vlad wrote:
Plans for the next season:
Early spring: New pot
Seasonal: More wood in the top right quarter, branch structure improvement and refinement (defoliation in May and possibly JUly/August)
Summer: Cherry picking Cool

Learning from this post:
1. Do not plan
2. If you insist on planning than do not put it in writing
3. If you put your plans on paper than do not complain you look stupid


Summer 2018


As the new pot has not been finished by the time of transplanting I have used a pot that was available.  Not a good fit but still better than the plastic pot.  The top right hand quarter of the crown has been filled with some ugly looking quick wood.  It should be improved in next couple of years.  I hope.  No plans though, just plain hopes.

Due to the strange weather ( very cold March and very hot summer ) I have decided to skip the planned defoliation on this tree.


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Post  Kevin S - Wisco Bonsai on Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:09 pm

"The best laid plans of mice and men..." Wink

despite the small setbacks, still a solid plan...
looking forward to the next winter image as well...

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Post  Leo Schordje on Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:09 pm

I like the crown of the tree moving to the viewer's left. It has motion. If it were mine, I likely would keep the 2017 unbalanced, left moving profile, as it is dynamic. With a round profile, the tree will look fairly static. A static image does imply different set and setting, and can look nice, but the original looked good as well.
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Post  Vlad on Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:58 pm

Pretty good observation, Leo. I like it. The tree will benefit from more wood around the crown, though. I need to make a good branch structure in a "winter look" and then I need to blend it with the foliage. Somehow... Cool
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Post  LanceMac10 on Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:14 am

I think it should tilt forwards some more, like 4-6 degrees more. Still seems to fall away.

Great tree.

Tell me AlainK is AAC!?!? Laughing
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Post  Vlad on Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:14 am

I am always wondering why the trees in pots should have the top tilted forward. A bow to the viewer? A perception of a well matured/tall tree in the Nature - I have always a feeling that the tree is inclined over me...
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