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Post  MerschelMarco on Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:20 pm

Unfortunately I don’t have access to collecting areas where one can find such stunning trees of P. sylvestris as for example Pavel Slovák is showing in his thread.
So what to do? Getting by with searching young but interesting material in limestone- mine dumps maybe a solution.
This one has an interesting trunk movement in the first 20 cm, everything above was useless. A very little branch was wired with the goal to get a crown some day, the rest was cut off. You can see this on Photo 1 from 2000.





In the year 2003 I did my first styling. As a “lone fighter” in the matter of bonsai at that time my knowledge confined oneself to articles of a bonsai magazine. So the tree was styled appropriate. First branch on the right side, the next a little bit higher on the left side followed from a branch on the back side. All this the way up to the top with a triangular shape.



It was no problem to do this, but I was not pleased a bit about the tree.
So the Pine stood around a few years and suffered from bad soil conditions too.



Last spring it was healthy again and I gave him a good talking to.
The goal is a tree that simply looks like a Scots pine. The first branch on the left side was cut off; a big Branch on the back was broken and bend to the front. After getting sure that the Pine stays healthy, the rest was wired. The result can be seen on Photo 4, a bit scrubby indeed.




The last Photo shows the Pine after going over the tree again. Height: 65 cm



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Marco

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:08 pm

Good progress. I like the base - nice taper there. The top of the tree seems to lack taper. I might either make it shorter to emphasize the base or make it taller by getting rid of the first branch on the right just above the jin.

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Or shorter by regrowing a new apex and perhaps grafting a bud to the lower branch to increase its density.


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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  eric sanders on Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:24 pm

this realy a nice tree Wink

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  MerschelMarco on Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:59 am

Rob, thanks a lot for your fantastic virtuals.
Your second version, thats it!
It should be possible to get the first right branch how you posted it, even without grafting a bud. I estimate two or three years for it.

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Marco

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  MerschelMarco on Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:27 pm

An update as the tree has made some progression.

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Marco

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  Jan Culek on Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:48 pm

Hallo,Great! Its very nice and promising tree in my opinion. I thing here are many posibilities to future styling, but now its very good too,I love it...

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  Mitch Thomas on Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:52 pm

Marco
You have done a great job on this tree. I love it! IMHO Have you considered the lower right branch may not be needed, maybe Jin?

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  marcus watts on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:00 pm

hi,
nice pine
I changed the trunk angle a little and it has nice movement - and maybe a little better without the branch?





cheers Marcus

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  Mitch Thomas on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:08 pm

Marcus
Imho.......That's it, the vision I had of it.

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  AdamDunham on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:34 pm

Marco, the progression on the tree looks awesome! That's a very nice tree you have there.

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:46 am

I like the new pot very much; very simple and grounding. I like the last virtual and the transformation that has taken place in ten years.
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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  Fore on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:36 pm

Very nice progression. But I wonder about those 2 straight sections of the trunk around the the first branch. I would consider compressing/bending that section downward.

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Post  tap pi lu on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:17 am

I thought, create a new roof lower than the old roofs. the wait is necessary.
This can be an amusing idea. you discuss.
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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  MerschelMarco on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:02 am

The tree repotted.

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Marco


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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  Twisted Trees on Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:52 pm

I'm curious as to why you consider this to be "naturalistic" in style. It seems like a pretty standard slanting or informal upright style to me.

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  MerschelMarco on Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:12 pm

@ Twisted Trees:

You should not confound "style" and "form". Style is what you like to express, in this case a Pine how one can find it like this in nature. Informal upright is not a style but means the form of a tree, such as broom-form, kaskade ....

So this tree is both, naturalistic and Moyogi, this is not a dicrepancy.

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Marco

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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  Leo Schordje on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:44 pm

Marco, I like your tree, very nice. I can see you have added another degree of ramification over the last year. This tree is now looking more mature. Very nice. I did like the rectangular pot better, it was elegant. To my eye a round pot would work, but your tree feels feminine, I think a more elegant round pot would be better. The rustic round you have would be better with a pine with more jin, shari, jagged shape and sparse foliage.

But your tree is really looking good, and the current pot is not bad, so my thoughts about the pot would be just an attempt to take something that is very good, up a notch.



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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  MerschelMarco on Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:04 pm

Here is an update of the tree.

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Marco



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Re: naturalistic Scots Pine

Post  Walter Pall on Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:26 pm

How is this?


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Post  AlainK on Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:29 pm

[quote="Walter Pall"]How is this?

This is beautiful Wink

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