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Post  AndyRutledge on Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:51 pm

One of the junipers I got from my teacher, Nick Lenz, was restyled this past winter, but required a repot for repositioning and angle change. Here are the results of that operation.



Here (above) was the juniper after only removing the downward-hanging shoots when I got the tree.



And here is the repotted and repositioned tree. Finally, I don't have to tilt the pot to allow the shoots to grow properly! :)


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Post  Paul Landis on Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:47 am

Nice tree!!

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:26 am

A very nice looking tree Andy.. good work.... ThumbsUp

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Post  Guest on Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:41 am

Hi Andy,
nice tree.

What's the camera setting did you used? The tree is so clear and detailed up to the back and the background is blurred.

regards,
jun Shocked

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Post  AndyRutledge on Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:20 am

Thanks guys.

Jun, the photo was taken with a simple setting. I then carefully cut out the tree and stand and placed it on another layer and slightly blurred the background. I did this because of the busy background instead of a plan backdrop. Just helps to see where the tree ends and background stuff begins. As designer, this stuff is automatic for me. :)

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Post  ybonsai on Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:36 am

Looks good, you did a nice job on this one!

Best regards,
Yannick

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Post  Guest on Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:55 am

AndyRutledge wrote:Thanks guys.

Jun, the photo was taken with a simple setting. I then carefully cut out the tree and stand and placed it on another layer and slightly blurred the background. I did this because of the busy background instead of a plan backdrop. Just helps to see where the tree ends and background stuff begins. As designer, this stuff is automatic for me. Smile

Kind regards,
Andy

Very nice indeed. I'll try to learn it.
it will save time from moving trees against plain background.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Seth Ellwood on Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:58 am

Looks great and the nebari on this tree is very good aswell

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Post  DaveV. on Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:12 pm

Nice tree Andy! Have you ever given consideratoin to removing the lowest branch on the left? Just a thought ????

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Post  AndyRutledge on Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:40 pm

DaveV. wrote:Nice tree Andy! Have you ever given consideratoin to removing the lowest branch on the left? Just a thought ????

Thanks Dave. At this time, it would not be appropriate to remove the primary branch, given the robustness of the base and the volume/width of the canopy...as you can see here:




In 50 - 75 years, when the tree has drawn in upon itself a bit an when the live veins are fewer and narrower, it may be appropriate to remove the primary branch...as you can see here:




As for now, the base says "no" and the canopy says "no" and the live veins say "no." I'm powerless to contradict them. :)

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Post  stavros on Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:29 pm

IMHO, it's a matter of personal taste.
The tree is beautiful with and without the branch in question.
Personally i like the "without version" not in 50 years, but today. Don't ask me why, I just do.

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Post  Guest on Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:10 pm

Beautiful tree Andy. I like the low branch and the negative spaces created.

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Post  DaveV. on Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:05 pm

It boils down to personal taste. I personally like the first photo of the two virts. However, it is a very nice tree and its yours. Just curious to know what Nick's thought is ?

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Post  AndyRutledge on Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:27 pm

Thanks Dave. Nick was pleased with the work. He said, "that's why I gave it to you." Nice to get kudos from the professor. :)

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Post  Guest on Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:46 pm

Hi Andy.

I personally like the tree as it is. Young looking but more complete.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  AndyRutledge on Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:33 pm

Thanks Jun. It is quite a young tree. Nick had it only for about 40 years and it is less than 50 years old. Give it another 50 years or so and it'll come into its own.

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