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Post  shannon on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:28 am

Here is a swampy I dug around two years ago, It has come along way since then and would love to hear your thoughts on it.

Before:


Front:


Ideal Front:

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Post  handy mick on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:30 am

Very nice Shannon, did you dig it from the bush/swamp or did you plant it out initially, very good transformation.

Regards Mick.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:30 am

Well doe. Nice work to use the heavy trunk as a jin and the smaller trunk as the apex. The carving looks good, like to see a close up of it.

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:23 pm

I was going to say the same as Rob. Most people would have used the larger trunk as the tree. I think yu made the right choice.

Amazing how plants get moved around th world. Scary, too.

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Post  Zach Smith on Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:18 pm

shannon wrote:Here is a swampy I dug around two years ago, It has come along way since then and would love to hear your thoughts on it.

Very nice work. Entirely believable that the older trunk would age and die, to be replaced by the younger offshoot. I've seen this in the swamp near the national champion bald cypress in the U.S. (I live a mere 17 miles away).

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:19 pm

JimLewis wrote: Most people would have used the larger trunk as the tree.


Really? To do what with? It's boring, straight and has no taper. I think Zach hit the nail on the head. This was the perfect solution.

Ok, then.

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Post  stavros on Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:56 pm

beautiful transformation!!!

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:04 pm

Really? To do what with? It's boring, straight and has no taper. I
think Zach hit the nail on the head. This was the perfect solution.

Gosh, Russell . . . I did say I thought he made the right choice. You've seemed a bit prickly lately. :?:

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Post  Guest on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:04 pm

I think Russells talking about you saying that "most people would have used the larger trunk as the tree". Can't see why?

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Post  Harleyrider on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:07 pm

I have to agree. Even with my 'beginners' eye, I can see that the smaller trunk was the way to go.

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Post  shannon on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:39 pm

Thanks for all your comments.
Mick I dug it from a friends back yard, he planted a row of them for future bonsai use but he lost interest, its a pity I didn't find them earlier this tree was the smallest in the row some trunks were 3ft in diameter.
Attached is a pic of the dig and I will endeavor to get a shot of the carving in the next few days soon as it stops raining Mad sunny





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Post  handy mick on Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:29 pm

That's great Shannon, pity about your friend losing interest.
BTW, I think you need some new work boots, yours seen to have a few holes.

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Post  Harleyrider on Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:32 pm

Why is it that the more poisonous spiders, snakes, lizards and beetles there are in a country, the more likely the human population is to wear flip flops, sandals or no footwear at all?

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Post  Russell Coker on Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:14 am

Harleyrider wrote:Why is it that the more poisonous spiders, snakes, lizards and beetles there are in a country, the more likely the human population is to wear flip flops, sandals or no footwear at all?

Hey, I resemble that remark!

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Post  shannon on Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:29 am

Hahahaha Laughing

Harleyrider: I think its our Ozzy philosophy of "she'll be right mate" that gets us though......Hahaha... That's my mates tree trunk sized legs in the pic I sent him in first to clear the way and get the first bite....

Seriously though I think growing up in OZ I have a good idea what is creeping around, where to look and importantly first aid if needed.

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:50 am

Ive thought of going to Australia several times but the fauna has really put me off. Stab vest material from toenails to bald patch seemed the way forward and maybe a Kevlar mankini if your feeling really care free or brave. Seeing as most reptiles and Spiders are very sensitive to, or affraid of noise, and flip flops being the best advanced warning system in the history of the world....

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:58 am

Harleyrider wrote:Why is it that the more poisonous spiders, snakes, lizards and beetles there are in a country, the more likely the human population is to wear flip flops, sandals or no footwear at all?


...for extra challenge and added adrenalin rush. Bonsai material digging and running and hiding away from forest rangers/guards are boring stuffs.


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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:19 am

Jun. ????

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Post  handy mick on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:12 am

Seriously its not that bad over here, Look at the swampies you can find.
Just don't look in the hole next to the tree affraid
Mick

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