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Post  kauaibonsai on Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:50 pm

yesterday's post concerned a oversize pink pixie bougainvillea. today's, deals with something at the other end of the size spectrum. itoigawa shimpaku



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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:09 am

You are doing well at the moment. Very Happy

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Post  kauaibonsai on Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:24 am

yes, I concur. two more big junipers in the pipeline coming this way.

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Post  fiona on Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:55 am

That's rather a nice juniper. You say it's at the other end of the size spectrum: what are its actual dimensions please?

I'm seeing little work needing done other than better pad definition. What are your plans though?

I'm looking forward to seeing it again.

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:31 pm

I'm sorry. I know it's probably supposed to be the focus of this nice little tree, but I'd get rid of most of at least the upper part of that deadwood. It just doesn't fit with the fullness and lushness of the canopy. It's like you are combining two trees from two environments.

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:08 pm

I may reduce the deadwood a little but my main focus would be to restyle and reduce the canopy.

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Post  kauaibonsai on Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:36 pm

thanks for the comments and observations. the tree came in to my possession 2 days ago as a bare rooted import and was repotted just yesterday. no work planned until the tree re-establishes itself.

for fiona: from soil to top of canopy 9.5 inches. to top of ten-jin 12 inches. width of canopy 13 inches.

for jim and will. after the tree settles in, the plan is to thin and reduce the canopy substantially, especially on the right side of the jin. perhaps just a small branch will be left on that side to balance the weight of the remaining foliage. all of the heavy lower growth on the right will disappear. that, with thinning and wiring of the remaining branches should bring the image more in line with the presence of the jin - which I believe to be a dominant feature of this tree. when the tree is next repotted, the plan is to tilt it slightly to the left and forward towards the viewer.

happy holidays, sam

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Post  suthin on Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:13 pm

Sam, Congratulations, Nice tree, I like it.
Happy Holidays
Best regards
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Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:01 pm

thank you suthin.

I am an admirer of your work. whenever I have a problem trying to visualize how to style or re-style a tree, I will most often visit your site for inspiration. wish you and yours a blessed holiday season.

best wishes from Hawaii.

sam

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