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Bald cypress

Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:36 pm

This one stands about 2 feet tall. Comments and suggestions will be appreciated.


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Re: Bald cypress

Post  Jay Wilson on Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:45 pm

Jim,
Is this the same tree from a couple of years ago?
It's looking good....especialy the deadwood and the trunk base.
The apex seems a little thick, but I could live with that.

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:15 pm

Same tree. I only brought one potted BC up here with me, though I have a couple of smaller ones (from cuttings) that I'm working on.

I sat and stared at thiat picture for some times, took a nap and slept on it, and decided the same thing that you did, but I also thought the deadwood lower on the trunk was much too long.

First, about the same view as the top pic:



Slightly different view:



And, third, the original, planned front (but one reason this is in a round pot):



Thoughts?

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looks good

Post  Joe Hatfield on Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:23 am

I agree the trunk looks very nice with the dead wood. I don't think that it is too much. I feel the tree looks very natural. It seems to have gone through its share of weathering. Smile I am however seeing the vision for the crown. I'd be interested to see it leafed out.

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  Alan Walker on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:14 am

Jim: This is one which could probably benefit from the 3D viewing, because it looks very flat in 2D. It is interesting, but I am struck by the fairly regular spacing and near 90 degree angles of the branches (except for in the apex), so that it resembles a type of ladder. I agree that shortening and eliminating some of the lower jin helps.

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  JimLewis on Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:01 pm

Thanks, Alan, I'm thinking of removing a couple of those "lower" branches. I hadn't seen the ladder image, but of course, that's all I see now. <g>

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  davehsydney on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:34 pm

great looking tree.

If it were mine, I would probably try and grow a couple of low down sacrafice branches and try and encourage the base to thicken a little, as I think some more taper would improve the look of the it... a bigger pot during this period may also be worth considering. Also, if you keep it submerged in water this also helpf the trunk to swell in my exeprience. However, if your happy with minimal taper, then it looks fantastic in every other respect. I really like it.


Cheers,

Dave.

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  Mitch Thomas on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:09 pm

Jim
Your Bald Cypress flat top is shaping up nicely. I think your last view is your front. The way you made the taper cut into a uro/ Shari is very nice! The only thing I see is the lower branches should be much shorter, in nature the lower branches are being phased out, the new flat top shades them out. You can have lower branches, if it were mine I would slant the lower branch downward and keep the foliage pad close to the trunk, the rest I would short jin them.

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  lordy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:15 pm

This is an old thread, but perhaps Jim could share more up-to-date photos of this tree? I would be interested in seeing it with foliage as well.

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  MikeT307 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:45 pm

Mitch Thomas wrote:Jim
I think your last view is your front.
Mitch

I'd second that opinion.

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  JimLewis on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:06 pm

R.I.P

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  Mitch Thomas on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:21 pm

Sorry to Hear that.

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  lordy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:35 pm

JimLewis wrote:R.I.P
DOH!

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  JimLewis on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:36 pm

lordy wrote:
JimLewis wrote:R.I.P
DOH!

And what does that mean?

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  my nellie on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:47 pm

JimLewis wrote:R.I.P
Cause of death?
....Unknown?

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  JimLewis on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:54 pm

It just didn't wake up last spring (2011). We'd had a tough winter, and it was a south Florida tree originally, and I guess it didn't like single-digit temperatures (F).

I'd been working on this one almost 10 years. There are some you just hate to lose . . . but

If you gotta go, that's as good a way as anything, I guess.

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  lordy on Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:10 pm

Sorry, Jim- DOH! is an exclamation by the cartoon character Homer Simpson to express surprise or shock over an unexpected turn of events. Sort of a Homeresque way of saying "Oh, NO!"

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Re: Bald cypress

Post  JimLewis on Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:56 pm

That's a new interpretation to me. Oh, well.

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