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Post  Tony on Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:01 pm

When you first collect Yamadori ‘Survival’ is the objective, once you are confident that the tree is happy and thriving… I normally leave it three years… it is time to put the tree into a training bonsai pot. And it is at this point you find out what the root and lower trunk is like. This Yew was planted in a deep plastic pot as it had a ‘deep’ root system when collected. I place a lot of polystyrene blocks in the pot for two reasons… weight and saving on potting media.

here is the tree in the 'establishing' plastic pot

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The root had to be cut at this point as it would not fit in the pot

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The next four images are the tree wired firmly in the new training pot
3 mm copper wire was used to secure the tree in the pot, this involved drilling a hole in one area and securing through a root ‘hole’ in the other.
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As you can see the tree fits well and it is so secure that Bob can lift the tree and the pot stays securely fixed.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:40 pm

I really like this tree. The deadwood is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing it.
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Post  Ka Pabling on Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:16 pm

This tree is a natural beauty, thanks for posting, I would like to see the development in the future
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Post  JimLewis on Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:49 pm

And thanks for the nice tutorial. Smile

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Post  Tom McCue on Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:43 pm

Mr. Tickle!

Thanks so much. So much was said in your post that a book could never explain. Your the MAN!!!! Oh yes beautiful tree.
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Post  Cockroach on Wed May 01, 2013 8:41 am

Do you still have this tree? Any updates?
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Post  Fore on Wed May 01, 2013 2:39 pm

Beautiful tree Tony!

May I ask, how were you sure cutting off that lg. root, and all those roots...leaving behind only that one mass of small roots on the remaining stock, the tree would survive? It looks like 50% of all the roots were cut off. Just curious.
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Post  Guest on Thu May 02, 2013 9:03 am

The best 10,000 word essay I have ever read on any subject. cheers


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