Quercus ithaburensis

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Quercus ithaburensis

Post  PaulH on Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:41 pm

This is a Quercus ithaburensis, Tabor oak, that i've been working on in our local study group with Peter Adams. It started three years ago as a 15 gallon nursery tree.

First photo is in spring 2008 aftir the first chop job and repotting in a wood box.
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This is Peter's drawing of proposed styling.
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Heres the tree after th first full wiring a couple of days ago.
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The plan is to repot it this March in a custom pot I've ordered from Walsall... I can hardly wait.

Paul

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:50 pm

It's going to be a nice tree, though I'm not sure it's ready for a fancy pot yet. I look forward to seeing it in leaf. Maybe then that very fat upper middle branch won't bother me so.

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:17 pm

Howzit Paul,

Nice transformation! ThumbsUp I like where your going with it. Would like to see it again after it leafs-out. Keep us posted.

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Post  PaulH on Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:50 pm

You're right, Jim. Its got a long way to go. But I'm a sucker for pots...
I'll post pictures when it has leaves.
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Post  Tom Benda on Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:56 pm

Wow, I come from Tabor and have no oak like this here! :-)
Good start, You´ve spent some 2-3 seasons with the tree. In another 2-3 seasons, and another... Wink
Enjoy the new pot, I can understand it. If it is no problem for the tree, then why not :-)

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:29 am

Very nice and interesting tree Paul. Can only envy your privilege of having Peter Adams guide you with the tree. I agree with Jim that the tree needs to spend a few more seasons in a growth pot before your weakness for bonsai pots can take over. All the best with your beautiful tree. Do share progression images over time Smile

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Post  PaulH on Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:54 pm

I don't expect this tree to be show - ready for 3-4 more years.
Jim, I know what you're saying about the ugly fat branch, and it will probably grow after I develop more branches to replace it. Then again, oak trees around here often seem to have a few big, ugly branches and that may be part of their charm.
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Now with leaves!

Post  PaulH on Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:30 am

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In the new pot and covered with leaves. We had an unseasonal late frost just as the buds were opening and I lost a few small branches and a lot of the new leaves are 3-4 times normal size but I'm just going to let it grow in the new pot this year this year. Next year I'll start defoliation to develop ramification.

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