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Repotting Workshop at NBP Museum

Post  Chris Cochrane on Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:40 pm

RE: Scots pine with ~2.5" base in 2004. Six years after planting, I pulled the tree from the ground. This past weekend, I repotted it from a 22" nursery container at a potting workshop. It was leaning too far in the nursery pot to observe roots on its backside. I needed help to re-pot because of its size & my lack of size.

Luckily, there was a potting workshop scheduled at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. I am considering the backside, now (2nd photo, below), as a possible front.






If Russel Coker is lurking, perhaps he can help me identify the pot which I had in storage but feared would swallow the plant, even as a transitional option...

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Re: Repotting Workshop at NBP Museum

Post  Michael T on Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:32 pm

Good stuff.

That trunk seems wider than 2.5 inches?

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:15 pm

Seven years out, the trunk base is now 6" while the root spread is
slightly over 10".

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Post  Russell Coker on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:14 pm

Chris, it's by Yamakou. Hows about a picture of the whole tree and that pot?

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Post  fiona on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:39 pm

Russell Coker wrote:Hows about a picture of the whole tree and that pot?
I was going to ask the very same thing.


Nice shirt btw.

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:34 am

fiona wrote:Nice shirt btw.


Thanks! How do you know which shirt I'm wearing?

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Repotting Workshop at NBP Museum

Post  Guest on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:08 am

Great trunk you got there. Are you sure its a Scots Pine? Those needles and buds don't look like it to me.

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Post  fiona on Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:28 am

Russell Coker wrote:
fiona wrote:Nice shirt btw.
Thanks! How do you know which shirt I'm wearing?
Chris, just ignore him; you knew I meant your shirt, didn't you? Anyway, whole tree and pot pics would be great - before and after the repot would be ideal.

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Re: Repotting Workshop at NBP Museum

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:02 pm

*KNOCK*KNOCK*

Hello, anyone home????? Chris????

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Re: Repotting Workshop at NBP Museum

Post  Chris Cochrane on Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:33 pm

Hi Russell... Sorry for my absence. Thanks for the pot ID of Yamakou. Next time I'll look at bonsaiplaza.com as well as roaming bonsai-bachi catalogues!

On a cool day, that flannel shirt got a bit warm once work began... :-)

I did visit since last posting but did not, and still do not, have access to a good view of the bonsai front & its pot. It is tucked behind a shrub at Susan's house. I can show you the backside of both without enlisting help, however, & that should help fill your imagination. I also have an old photo from 2006 (2nd year in the ground) & an illustrated bud for assessing its heritage (Will?).

Backside with apex falling away-- including 24 X 6.5" transitional pot (somewhat distorted by close range), today:


In the ground (2nd year) in 2006.


Candle (about to be pruned) in April 2010...

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Re: Repotting Workshop at NBP Museum

Post  Russell Coker on Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:52 am

Scots pine? Out of my comfort zone for sure, but I would have guessed P. nigra.

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:01 am

Been al long time with this thread.The white needle sheaths and the length of the needles look far too long for Sylvestris.

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