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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:14 am

Hi again IBC,

A friend of mine is selling most of his trees, reason- change of hobby. he offered me this tree at a cost much lower than its market price. I rarely acquired trees which is nearing completion (a matter of personal damn pride of mine)...but I really like this tree...love at first sight I guess. As if we are meant for each other.




to buy or not to buy.. that is the question.

regards,
Jun
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Post  hirow08 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:23 am


BUY it! Very Happy or best let me buy it if i can afford it Crying or Very sad

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Post  Tzung Tzan on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:55 am

How much is it? If you dont mind me asking.

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:30 am

Hirow,
Hi. Im sure you can afford it. but no selling here in the forum...just opinon..hehe. Smile

regards,
jun

Zen,

like I said, its lower than its market price locally that is. as per international price...its way much lower, probably for you guys, its equivalent to a day work pay. cant tell you the actual price ...Fiona, Jim and the other moderators will ban me from this forum...no selling here. sorry. Sad Sad Sad Sad

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jun

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:00 pm

A days pay???...I'd have said yes straight away. Stunning tree that you can put your mark on. Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:07 pm

Thanks Will... how about my pride? its priceless... Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad "swallow your pride my boy"-right Will?. Smile Smile Smile Smile

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jun Smile

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:13 pm

Forget your pride. There are many who will never get the opportunity to look after such a fine tree and you can put your mark on it too. Go for it before someone else does.

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:16 pm

Thanks Will.

...im closing the deal today.

regards,

jun Smile

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:53 pm

....got extra bonus guys. just talked to my friend. told me the tree is planted on a rock under the soil...the original rock when the tree was collected. probably i can add this feature to my design.

regards,
jun cheers

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:16 pm

Hi Jun, this tree is lovely and if you can afford it, buy it. You won't sleep until you do! Razz
The tree needs someone like you who cares about it and can love it dearly!
Todd Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:51 pm

Thanks Todd.

regards,
Jun Smile

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Post  DreadyKGB on Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:53 pm

Jun,
I agree if the price is right you should definitely buy it. Over time you can make the tree your own. From what you have shown here in this forum you have a great ability to see new images for your trees, and I think you will be able to apply your eye to this tree. A bonsai is never really completed, they only reach a point where the image is pleasing for the time being. Good luck with this one.

Todd

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:57 pm

Todd (DreadyKGB),

thank you sir. thats a very hearth warming compliment... Il take that as my main consideration in acquiring this tree.

regards,
Jun Smile

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:24 pm

Howzit Jun,

It's really all up to you. The question you have to ask yourself, "Do I want it?, Do I really need it?". Then go from there. It's a beautiful tree for sure but you have to do what you think is right for yourself.

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

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Post  ogie on Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:51 pm

Hawaiian77 wrote:Howzit Jun,

It's really all up to you. The question you have to ask yourself, "Do I want it?, Do I really need it?". Then go from there. It's a beautiful tree for sure but you have to do what you think is right for yourself.

A Hui Hou,
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hi

Post  lolo_orellana on Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:53 pm

if its already yours by the time im writing this message...... CONGRATS!

if not....... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART MAN! MAKE IT YOURS!

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Post  Ume on Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:11 pm

I say buy it. It is a lovely tree!! I love you

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:33 pm

Thank you guys for all of your advice...
it really is a lovely tree. if i will acquire this tree I already got a plan for the design to enhance the beauty of this tree. nothing drastic and dramatic. Just extend all the foliage mass further to the right with very fine tips on all the right end of the foliage edges with heavier group mass on the left side, this way the birds nest effect of its current foliage design will be avoided.then create a little swaying effect for all the individual foliage mass... then its gonna be a perfect wind swept tree. even the current jins are perfect for this design.


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Post  Rudi_G on Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:18 pm

jun wrote:Hi again IBC,

A friend of mine is selling most of his trees, reason- change of hobby. he offered me this tree at a cost much lower than its market price. I rarely acquired trees which is nearing completion (a matter of personal damn pride of mine)...but I really like this tree...love at first sight I guess. As if we are meant for each other.




to buy or not to buy.. that is the question.

regards,
Jun
Smile scratch scratch

Hi Jun,

We are very lucky that Ted is quitting the hobby. Thanks to him we were able to acquire good specimens at a very low price. Is that Da's hand holding the plyboard?

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:23 am

JUN,,Ithink the tree should be yours!! You can make the tree yours by changing it,s look somewhat...my opion only,,get rid of most of the dead wood let the tree be alive!! the top looks great and i am sure you can restyle a bit..also the pot looks good to me..go for it..good luck john

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Post  Russell Coker on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:41 am

Hi Jun,

I'm coming in on this one late. I'm glad you decided to buy this tree because it was going to cost me some money to come all the way over there to kick your butt if you didn't! You've told us before how hard it is to find, much less collect, these old pemphis. Why hesitate? What are the chances you'd get an opportunity like this again? The fact that your friend is willing to sell it to YOU at a really good price should tell you something. I'm glad you got over your "pride" about acquiring a tree "which is nearing completion". Like so many others have told you, there's still plenty of time and tree for you to make it your own. I doubt your friend expects you to keep it just as he sold it to you. Every artist sees something different, and it can be changed and improved at any stage of the game. No one is going to think you less of an artist because you bought someone's design. As you can see from the responses, everyone thinks you'd be a fool to pass up this opportunity - an opportunity we'd all love to have!

R

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Post  Guest on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:13 pm

Russell,

thanks.

your words of wisdom are always full of wisdom drunken drunken drunken drunken ...thanks again.

regards,
jun Smile



John,

thanks for the advice and design suggestion.

regards,
jun
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Rudi,


thanks.

indeed we are lucky...yet im not that happy for Tedd for quitting the hobby. he took good care of all of his tree.

how many did you bought from him?

rregards,
jun Smile

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Post  my nellie on Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:10 pm

jun wrote:... ... if i will acquire this tree I already got a plan for the design ... ...
Hello, Jun!
So, haven't you acquired the tree already?
Go on with your plan!!!

jun wrote: ... ... A friend of mine is selling most of his trees, reason- change of hobby.... ...
What's the new hobby of Tedd, may I ask?
How much worth is it that he decided to sell Such A Tree???

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Post  Guest on Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:35 pm

Alexandra,

As for the acquisition of the tree...its top secret as of the moment, after I posted it here some people rushed to the place of Tedd to buy the tree. but, how do you say it in english...ahh.."the cat with nine lives is in the bag".
Youl probably laugh when I tell you the reason why he quit the hobby. il send you PM on this.

regards,
jun

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Post  Rudi_G on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:29 pm

Hi Jun,

I was fortunate enough to acquire one of the agohos last summer. I was tempted to buy more of the casuarinas since they are hard to find but taking good care of them is another story so I only bought one. It is good to know that they are now in good hands proof of that can be seen from photos that you have the posted.

Some of my friends from the UP Bonsai Group were able to buy more than 12 Trees. It was really a treat Very Happy

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