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My killer larch

Post  Nik Rozman on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:06 pm

It has been long since my last post here on IBC. Therefor I would like to show you a larch of mine this time. It's quite a monster - at least I think so. Cool
For starters, I collected it in autumn 2007 - it was one of my first yamadori larches.



Then after a little more than one year - in spring 2009 I repotted the tree to get rid of the old mountain soil and replace it with better one. But because the tree didn't grow that well that year I decided to leave it for another year before styling.
This was taken on the day of the styling. Spring 2011.





After styling. And I'm standing next to it so you can see how big the tree actually is.



And now for the killer photo of the killer larch. This was today.



In the back there were some mayor branches removed, so I decided to make a shari.
Before.



After. (This was made last year.)



All it need's now is a year of rest and good feeding. And then, next year a good pot and 'violla'. cheers
I hope you like it as much as I do. Comments are welcome.

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Re: My killer larch

Post  Guest on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:09 pm

Hi Nik Rozman

I like you tree, the deadwood is very nice, looks natural to me.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: My killer larch

Post  dave steventon on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:42 pm

Hi Nik love the transformation the shari looks really good, what type of pot have you got in mind for it ? Very Happy

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Post  Harleyrider on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:47 pm

Good work Nik. You have done an excellent job with the shari. You have blended those three big stumps into one brilliantly.

The deadwood looks remarkably like a roaring Tyrannosaurus to me.


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Post  jupp on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:49 pm

Very good work Nik on a beautiful tree

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Post  eric sanders on Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:25 pm

very nice work on the dead wood,don it with a machine or by hand? cheers cheers

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Re: My killer larch

Post  Ed van der Reek on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:53 pm

Hi Nik,I like the styling you have done on this tree.
And the deadwood looks very old and natural to me,maybe it is better to make the side with the deadwood the new front.
Can you show a photo closer from the backside,I am very curious to see this side.
Greetings Ed

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My killer larch

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:25 am

Wow Nick. Great styling and deadwood. Can't see how you can show the deadwood on the back with a forward facing crown though Ed? What's going on in the top Nick. You reduced a big branch there but I can't make out what you've done.

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Post  Lnatural on Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:30 am

It certainly is killer dude, I'm a big fan! Nice transformation!


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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:13 am

I like your tree but would like to see the deadwood in the front. You did a beautiful job with the deadwood. I see the Tyrannosaurus too! Jurassic Bonsai!
Best, Todd ThumbsUp

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:55 am

Harleyrider wrote:Good work Nik. You have done an excellent job with the shari. You have blended those three big stumps into one brilliantly.

The deadwood looks remarkably like a roaring Tyrannosaurus to me.

I agree, especailly with the T-Rex part. Nice carving work.

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Re: My killer larch

Post  Nik Rozman on Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:11 am

Thank you for all your nice comments.
I am kinda proud of the deadwood work myself. It actually does look a bit like a T-rex Laughing First I removed the bark with a grinder - it went faster. But than it was all chisel work.








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Post  Nik Rozman on Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:14 am

And for those who suggested for the back to be the front. It's sadly impossible because the tree is quite a lot tilted to the front as you can see from the side photos below.

left side


right side


back

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Post  Nik Rozman on Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:21 am

will baddeley wrote:Wow Nick. Great styling and deadwood. Can't see how you can show the deadwood on the back with a forward facing crown though Ed? What's going on in the top Nick. You reduced a big branch there but I can't make out what you've done.

Yes, I cut the big branch off. I haven't done anything yet. I will need to deal with that in summer probably. I may just remove the whole leftover of the former branch to enhance the movement of the trunk. Work need's to be done also on the two top jins you can see on the side-view photos.


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Killer Larch

Post  alex e on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:46 am

will baddeley wrote:Wow Nick. Great styling and deadwood. Can't see how you can show the deadwood on the back with a forward facing crown though Ed? What's going on in the top Nick. You reduced a big branch there but I can't make out what you've done.

I agree all that work making the Shari to be hidden at the back scratch

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Re: My killer larch

Post  Nik Rozman on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:55 am

alex e wrote:
will baddeley wrote:Wow Nick. Great styling and deadwood. Can't see how you can show the deadwood on the back with a forward facing crown though Ed? What's going on in the top Nick. You reduced a big branch there but I can't make out what you've done.

I agree all that work making the Shari to be hidden at the back scratch

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Well, in my opinion the tree must look good from all sides. Wink

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Re: My killer larch

Post  mokster on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:02 am

Nik Rozman wrote:
Well, in my opinion the tree must look good from all sides. Wink

That my friend is reason enough! Great tree and good work. ThumbsUp

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Re: My killer larch

Post  Ravi Kiran on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:10 pm

Hi Nik....

It is indeed a killer and no exaggeration on that one.... I also see a 19 year old doing the stuff of Professionals... Simply outstanding work ThumbsUp and would like to see more of your work... Keep it flowing Very Happy

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Post  Ian Young on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:46 pm

Great work Nik, Well done mate.

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Re: My killer larch

Post  Nik Rozman on Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:57 pm

Ravi and Ian... Thanks. Smile

dave steventon wrote:Hi Nik love the transformation the shari looks really good, what type of pot have you got in mind for it ? Very Happy
I'm planning to use this one. Wink
Or has anyone got any other ideas?


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