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Post  john blanchard on Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:57 pm

This is a garden nursery tree I've been working on for a few years now. Recently repotted.



Comments welcome.
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Post  AlainK on Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:31 pm

It looks really great.

Not many Metasequoias in the bonsai world, yours is top of the shelf.

Take good care of it, it's excellent.

IMHO

Er... I don't like the "pot" at all... Embarassed
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Post  Thomas Urban on Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:19 am

Hi John,

Like Alain said, there doesn't seem to be an abundance of this species so sweet find and nice job developing it. I also agree that this pot doesn't really suit the style of tree or natural location, I get a mountain high-alpine vibe from it and Metasequoia is a more jungle-lush-swamp sort of tree.

Otherwise, I really like the fact that you kept the tree true to form and that the branches are moving more up than a conifer's downward movement. The base is killer too and I'm sure there's even more nebari and stuff happening under it?

For the styling now you could move the secondary branches more-flat and also choose some general direction or movement right or left to the whole tree? Just my idea.

Anyway I'm glad to see someone using this species as I just bought my first Bald Cypress from a nursery for around 40 bucks and I have been looking at the natural tree to get some inspiration for styling. It has decent bark but it's a far cry from what you have here however, you have given me some motivation Smile

I feel like the Cupressaceae family is more or less the kind of trees that grew when dinosaurs roamed around and it gives them this special vibe that is different from the typical species we usually see or work with. Looking forward to how you progress this.

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Post  john blanchard on Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:08 pm

Thanks guys, your replies are very encouraging.



The tree will get a better pot when I find one.

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Post  Bruce Winter on Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:39 am

Have you considered a slab?

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Post  john blanchard on Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:36 pm

I made the pot by hand, it is a rock pot constructed from cement with a wire framework inside. The colour used to be painted blue grey but I've changed it to a light brown. I do like the pot with this tree, it does nt conform to much that I've seen much like the tree itself.
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Post  AlainK on Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:22 pm

The colour of the pot is OK, and the tree's great ;-)
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