Scratch at acacia leucophloea

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Scratch at acacia leucophloea

Post  iben on Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:17 am

Salam dari Surabaya Indonesia...
There's a scratch that's unnatural in the main trunk, how to make the scratch invisible or to hide it... Very Happy


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Re: Scratch at acacia leucophloea

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:23 am

I don't think there is much you can do with this except create a carved area that looks more natural. Suppose you carve a shari from the top of the scaring to the soil line.

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Re: Scratch at acacia leucophloea

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:47 am

Iben,

how does this tree respond to growing?
Does the bark crack with age or flake ?

If the bark roughens or other, you could try growing both of the lower branches and the scratches would disappear.

How tall is that tree ?
What is the trunk's diameter ?

Reminds me of a Calliandra type.
Until.
Khaimraj

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Re: Scratch at acacia leucophloea

Post  Guest on Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:50 am

Next time don't ask wolverine to help you out with your trees Very Happy .

Seriously though, I think this will heal (partially, in time) don't do anything on it yet.any way you are still building the branches and canopy...It's better to wait than to regret.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  handy mick on Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:58 am

I can't beleive the vandals in that area Laughing
Maybe you can write "Iben was here" in it somewhere. Very Happy

Regards Mick

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Re: Scratch at acacia leucophloea

Post  iben on Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:23 am

cheers
Billy : I will do your advice if that the best way....
Khaimraj : local name is PILANG, the tree grow same as acacia tomentosa type ( klampis ). my tree tall around 45 cm and the diameter is 8.5 cm
Jun : the scratch is from nursery... hahahaha....
Mick :.... Dance cat

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Re: Scratch at acacia leucophloea

Post  Guest on Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:16 am

Hello Iben. Are the scratches all the way round? If not, rotate the tree and style the back as the front. I think as Jun says, dont be too hasty and just see what happens if the bark does crack naturally.

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Re: Scratch at acacia leucophloea

Post  jrodriguez on Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:17 pm

Iben,

Place the tree in a big pot. As the tree grows, the scars will heal. With a big pot you will have the benefit of developing the branch structure at the same time. Remember, time is an essential ingredient in good bonsai!!!

Selamat & Sukses,

Jose Luis


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Re: Scratch at acacia leucophloea

Post  ogie on Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:57 pm

jrodriguez wrote:Iben,

Place the tree in a big pot. As the tree grows, the scars will heal. With a big pot you will have the benefit of developing the brnch structure at the same time. Remember, time is an essential ingredient in good bonsai!!!

Selamat & Sukses,

Jose Luis

Totally agree it'll heal in due time

Regards,
Alex

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Re: Scratch at acacia leucophloea

Post  iben on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:27 am

@Will : the scratches all the way round....
so..I will doing as Jun, Jose and Alex suggestions - time is an essential ingredient in good bonsai -
thank you all of you guys !!! cheers Salam dari Surabaya Indonesia.
I love this forum...

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Re: Scratch at acacia leucophloea

Post  lordy on Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:37 pm

From memory of trees in the park with initials carved into them, I would say it will take many years to have the tree repair itself. If you insist on keeping the scratches at the front, you might try to mitigate their appearance by carefully painting lime sulphur on the scratches only, to lighten the color thereby helping to disguise them a bit. Just a thought.
Another idea would be to put cut paste or wound sealer into the scratches. Those both would help hide the damage while it repairs itself.

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