Yew story over the last 5 years

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Yew story over the last 5 years

Post  Tony on Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:09 pm

Here is the story of a lovely Yew that I collected from a cliff five years ago, I actually prepared the tree three years prior by introducing soil mix into the crack that the tree was growing in. It has taken 8 years from 'discovery' to potting, and perhaps another 8 years before the tree is anywhere near showing!

As the tree was collected



The first potting



this is two years later



here is the tree today, planted in the position that I will first style the tree (sometime in 2012) the Pot is by Isabellia



here is a detail of the deadwood... nice Cool


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Yew story over the last 5 years

Post  Guest on Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:15 pm

A very beautiful tree Tomy. First styling this year?..........Should have read properly....Next year? Rolling Eyes


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Re: Yew story over the last 5 years

Post  Pavel Slovák on Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:16 pm

Hi Tony

Beautiful Yew. ThumbsUp ThumbsUp
Fantastic deadwood. ThumbsUp ThumbsUp

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Post  shimsuki on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:15 am

I agree with Pavel, that is some fantastic deadwood!
Great base to work with!!!!

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Perpendicular on the rock face?

Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:40 am

Tony, was this yew actually growing perpendicular on the rock face? Amazing!
Lovely tree. I am drooling...
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Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:20 am

your tree must've been located in a well hidden spot for it not to be found by other collectors all those years.

congratulations on a really nice find.

best wishes, sam

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:24 am

Very nice trunk Tony!! the dead wood is amazing.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:10 am

Hi Tony,

An excellent tree with some fantastic deadwood. This is for the first time I am hearing someone mention that they worked on the tree (even though it was the soil part) while the tree was still uncollected in its original habitat. All the very best on this beauty and a year is worth the wait to see the first styling. Or like last year would you want to do a virtual styling contest Wink

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Post  martin kolacia on Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:57 am

beautiful dead wood .........uau

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Post  Lee Brindley on Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:20 am

Very nice tree Tony. Very Happy

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Post  Tony on Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:22 am

Ravi Kiran wrote:Or like last year would you want to do a virtual styling contest Wink

Hi Ravi,

Why Not? I will make a photo against a plain background and have the hi resolution available.


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Post  Tony on Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:28 am

kauaibonsai wrote: your tree must've been located in a well hidden spot for it not to be found by other collectors all those years.

congratulations on a really nice find.

best wishes, sam

Hi Sam, most UK collectors would not have tackled this tree as it was half way down a 20 meter cliff face only accessible with ropes/harnesses and required shifting (not removing) very large stones. Plus the tree was not visible from the top of the cliff and access to the base of the cliff is VERY hazardous. Was it worth it? you decide Rolling Eyes

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:56 am

That´s not bad Tony Very Happy Not at all. Nice to see some slow progress stories here too, taking care of the development. Look forward to see the tree again later on.

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Post  p@scal on Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:58 am

Very nice wood, with beautiful shades of colors thumbs up

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Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:18 am

absolutely worth it ! plus that prickly holly was another deterrent

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Post  bonsai monkey on Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:26 pm

Hi Tony, now I understand why you got that pot at the Trophy Very Happy

Superb bit of kit mate, a keeper if ever I owned one!!
I am now beging to understand your approach and need to add this to my armoury. Slowly, Slowly good trees Monkey monkey

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:30 pm

Just had another thorough look, and that smooth live vein climbing up the tree is amazing! Congratulations.

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Post  miguelpc on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:12 pm

Very nice curves!! Razz Smile

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Post  santi on Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:31 pm

Tony, very good tree.
Pero no eres ya un poco viejo para colgarte por los acantilados??? Twisted Evil

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Re: Yew story over the last 5 years

Post  my nellie on Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:39 pm

tony wrote:... ... I actually prepared the tree three years prior by introducing soil mix into the crack that the tree was growing in. It has taken 8 years from 'discovery' to potting, ... ...
An exceptional tree out of such determined dedication!
Bravo, Tony!

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Post  Mike Jones on Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:54 pm

I am loving this one Tony, what wonderful deadwood, simply stunning.

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