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Post  PaulH on Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:53 pm

Some friends and I dug a bunch of these olive stumps last year. This is one of the best I got. I just put it in a bonsai pot today.
These things grow like weeds! I flat cut the bottom of this with my chainsaw and in one year the training box was full of roots.
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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:02 am

Hello Paul. Amazing how some trees can survive with such drastic treatment. Have you a close up of the reduction and hollow?

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:26 am

You can click the thumbnail pictures above for a closer view Will.

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:34 am

I did Kev but they're in deep shade.

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Post  PaulH on Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:12 am

will baddeley wrote:Hello Paul. Amazing how some trees can survive with such drastic treatment. Have you a close up of the reduction and hollow?
I am not gentle with trees at the beginning. My friend and early bonsai mentor George Yamasaki always told me "If you are going to kill a tree, do it now."
I'll post some close ups later. Sorry but I am terrible about photographing work in progress, so no early pictures.
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Post  pongsatorn.k on Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:26 am

PaulH wrote:I am not gentle with trees at the beginning. My friend and early bonsai mentor George Yamasaki always told me "If you are going to kill a tree, do it now."

wow... very amazing fat!!

I'm not understand this > "If you are going to kill a tree, do it now." Rolling Eyes

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Pongsatorn.K Very Happy

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Post  bonsaisr on Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:09 am

pongsatorn.k wrote:
I'm not understand this > "If you are going to kill a tree, do it now." Rolling Eyes
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Pongsatorn.K Very Happy
It's sometimes hard to understand sarcasm & irony in what is not your native language. I think he meant, don't be too careful in the original work on a tree. You might as well get it the way you want, even if it is risky. It would be much worse to nurse a tree along for years & then have it die on you. (Happens to all of us.)
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Post  PaulH on Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:43 am

bonsaisr wrote:
pongsatorn.k wrote:
I'm not understand this > "If you are going to kill a tree, do it now." Rolling Eyes
regards,
Pongsatorn.K Very Happy
It's sometimes hard to understand sarcasm & irony in what is not your native language. I think he meant, don't be too careful in the original work on a tree. You might as well get it the way you want, even if it is risky. It would be much worse to nurse a tree along for years & then have it die on you. (Happens to all of us.)
Iris
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Post  pongsatorn.k on Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:09 am

PaulH wrote:
bonsaisr wrote:
pongsatorn.k wrote:
I'm not understand this > "If you are going to kill a tree, do it now." Rolling Eyes
regards,
Pongsatorn.K Very Happy
It's sometimes hard to understand sarcasm & irony in what is not your native language. I think he meant, don't be too careful in the original work on a tree. You might as well get it the way you want, even if it is risky. It would be much worse to nurse a tree along for years & then have it die on you. (Happens to all of us.)
Iris
Exactly right!

Thank you very much Iris and PaulH! Very Happy .

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Post  stavros on Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:18 am

Quite impressive !!
The material has many qualities to become a very impressive tree once it matures.

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Post  Harleyrider on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:36 pm

I used to know a girl called Big Fat Olive, sigh.

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Post  bobby little on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:24 pm

Harleyrider wrote:I used to know a girl called Big Fat Olive, sigh.

darn it. I was going to post something like that. pesky mancs...

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Post  Harleyrider on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:33 pm

You knew her as well then? Lovely lass, was Olive.

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