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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:56 pm

One again, not important enough to be in the Bonsai section.

Much use of twist ties on a small leaf Fukien tea. This tree will be allowed to develop a trunk slowly.
Feel free to comment yay or nay.
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Post  JimLewis on Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:01 pm

And what are those strings (or wires) doing? There doesn't seem to be enough tension on them to be having any effect at all.

I think I'd plop this back in the ground and let it find itself.

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Post  Guest on Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:06 pm

Those twist ties will have cut and damaged the bark long before the branches have set. Why aren't you using wire?

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Post  Guest on Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:12 pm

JimLewis wrote:And what are those strings (or wires) doing? There doesn't seem to be enough tension on them to be having any effect at all.

I think I'd plop this back in the ground and let it find itself.


Khaimraj,

This should be posted on the "story of my Tree" in the bonsai section. I reminded me of my childhood memory....when my kite got entangled with my neighbors mango tree. hehehe.

regards,
jun santa

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Post  Guest on Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:14 pm

...OH! I forgot this tree really makes me laugh. lol! lol! lol! lol!

thanks.
regards,
jun lol!

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:32 pm

Jim,Will,

the tropics, fast grow, no wire cuts.

I allow a 6 inch [ 15 cm ] length and it sets the bend. Then I go again.

Jim queries - "There doesn't seem to be enough tension on them to be having any effect at all."

May I go a little eastern --- motion without movement.

But seriously, there is a lot of tension Jim.
Khaimraj [ thanks from the bottom of my heart, you two have made my day.]




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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:37 pm

Oh Jun,

I was laughing so much at an expected set of responses, that I almost forgot to thank you for looking.

I don't think folk from the Subtropics and Warm Temperates can appreciate what I say about how fast change can come to a finished design, because of fast growth. And Fukien tea really grows, which is why I like them for full canopies.

Yes, I lost a few of my kites in trees. Memories.
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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:48 pm

Jim, Will,

see here - http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t5047-story-of-our-trees

scroll down to my entry.

Same technique, more advanced stage. There is even a wire at the base of the larger tree.
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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:58 pm

WELL,,,That is a good start!! If this one grows up to look like the other two my hat is off to you....fukien tea and me is a death wish waiting to happen!!!! good trees keep posting take care john

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:29 pm

Thanks John,

I have been preparing a little something for you, but I need a few more weeks. It's just a little something - okay. You were the one with the Chinese elms - correct ?
I hope I haven't mixed you up with another member.
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Post  Ravi Kiran on Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:33 am

scratch First reactions - confused. What is your plan for the tree. Or would you rather say it is too early to have a plan Smile

I am fully with Jim on the dunking the tree in the ground part and wait for the trunk to develop before giving the tree a bonsai pot.

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:08 am

Khaimraj,, yes i am the chinese elm lover...i thank everyone for there comments and help..all my trees are at rest now except these ficus i am trying to work with..take care john

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:01 am

Ravi,

I have one of this batch of small leaf fukien teas in the ground. I want to see how large a trunk you can get, but I also have a few in 1 gal. pots to see how dense these trees get. I am more interested in the full canopy of a tree seen say 3 times it's height's length from the eyes, than the trees seen in the distances with branches like an eagles claw talons skyward with leaves over the talons.[ hope that got across correctly.]

Take a look at the one's I left under Jun's story trees topic in the Bonsai Forum, link left a little earlier in my responses. Those trees are hairy but done the same way, just that they are the large and medium leaf types.
Thanks for looking.
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Post  Guest on Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:54 am

if this technique works with your tree. I'll be glad to adopt it...though I also use guy wires most of the time, but with a very thin wire, some times the my trees looks like a circus tent with all the pegs and wires.

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jun Smile

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:58 am

Jun,

it's a simple technique that takes advantage of the tree's properties. You pull lower than you need, let the branch extend to 6 inches [ 15 cm ] remove wire, and it returns to where I want it. Then I just clip and go again. I had so many fukien teas planted on the lawn, by the birds, I now mow them as grass. So I had a lot of victims to work on, and no fear of accidentally killing them.
[ shh- they are now springing up in the neighbours' yards up to 1 mile away - creating potential pest yamadori --------- " oh what is this ugly thing in my Murraya p. hedge ---- no problem madam, I can dig it out for you and take it away " - chuckle --- done this already.]

I also have hedges in the large leaf type.

They love my soil mix and extend rapidly. I am hoping to specialise in the small leaf type, since they are so beautiful.

Aside - I just a private message from Ravi, seems that the pot above might be seen as a bonsai pot. It is a 1 gallon UV resistant black pot for growing on. Been one year and the tree consume 3 inches of compost, plus fertilizer, so it sank down into the pot.

After watching your work, I believe I have to put more effort / attitude into my trunks. Break out the------------TRUNK BENDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
Thanks.
Khaimraj

Repotting day [ 2 weeks of it ] starts Jan.2nd 2011. I am ready!!!!!!

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