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Sierra Juniper

Post  BrianLarson on Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:19 am

This is a Sierra Juniper I collected in 2006. When I found it, there were only a few skinny branches sticking up above the soil level and several other people walked right past it (lucky me)! After a little investigating I uncovered a thick muscular trunk connecting all the branches and some very interesting deadwood. After moving a few boulders with a pry bar, the entire root system came out completely intact Very Happy

I have done nothing to it since, other than remove dead twigs and clean the deadwood, and it has filled out a lot. I think it may be ready for some initial work in the next year. It will certainly be a unique tree Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I know these pictures aren't the best, it's hard to get a decent photo of such a dense tree...


This side shows the deadwood features best...


A view of the thick trunk...


Close up of deadwood section...


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Sierra Juniper

Post  Guest on Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:48 am

Another top find Brian. What do you plan to do Styling wise?

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Re: Sierra Juniper

Post  Hombre on Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:24 pm

You are blessed by very good material my friend ,,,,,,,,,,,, cheers
continue the goog work and keep us posting.

Best regards.
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Post  BrianLarson on Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:55 pm

Thanks for your comments! My plan is to remove or jin the longer, straighter branches and wire the shoots closer to the thick trunk. I want to focus the viewer's attention on the dead portions and on the thick trunk that connects all the small branches. I think the style will be a slanting look, and the planting angle will change. Also, the lowest branch that it basically on the soil may come off, or become a jinned branch as well. I will probably be seeking some assistance from my teacher with this one. I really want to move it in the right direction. This is a very special tree to me ThumbsUp

Any suggestions from IBC for styling?

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Re: Sierra Juniper

Post  anttal63 on Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:35 pm

Once again great material brian, that sounds like a plan, showing off the powerful base! i look forward to it! cheers
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Re: Sierra Juniper

Post  peter keane on Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:27 pm

Another masterpiece in the making!! I've watched your postings. The material you collect is outstanding!! Are any of these for sale??
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Re: Sierra Juniper

Post  BrianLarson on Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:26 am

Thanks Peter,
At this point I don't have any for sale. I guess I'm pretty attached to my babies! Maybe some day I'll have enough material to offer some for sale...

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Brian
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Re: Sierra Juniper

Post  ybonsai on Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:25 am

great tree.
Can't wait to see the evolution of this one!

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Yannick

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Re: Sierra Juniper

Post  peter keane on Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:29 pm

Hi Brian

if you ever consider selling yamadori, this could be a great venue for it http://www.bonsaiforum.com/ I think you could do quite well considering the quality of the trees you collect.
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