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my english oak tree

Post  dave steventon on Sun May 01, 2011 5:27 pm

just thought i would show my english oak taken today in the sunshine . one of the oldest trees in my collection ,its nothing special but its my favourite. I bet you guys and girls have got some wonderful ones would love see to them Very Happy [list][size=12]

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Post  paulf on Sun May 01, 2011 5:46 pm

Love the tree!! we see to few oaks ( quercus robur ) as bonsai.

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MY ENGLISH OAK TREE

Post  DangerousBry on Sun May 01, 2011 6:18 pm

Nice oak... Can we see it from it's front??
Do you have an estimated age on this?
Also, collected or seed grown?

I planted some acorns 6 years ago and most are tiny except one..... It seems I have a long way to go!

Your right we don't see enough Oak bonsai, they're such a lovely tree and they're never defined as 'one style'

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Post  dave steventon on Sun May 01, 2011 6:45 pm

thanks guys,the tree was bought from greenwood gardens as raw material 12 years ago and developed since then the leaves have shrunk considerably but still look to large. the tree stands 23 inches tall and planted in an erin pot.will take a few more pics tomorrow Very Happy Very Happy

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MY ENGLISH OAK TREE

Post  DangerousBry on Sun May 01, 2011 7:29 pm

I forgot to say, that it is a lovely Pot........

Heres a picture of my 6yr old OAK.... Ths smaller of the two is the same age yet way way smaller. Check out the size of the leaves!!!!
(However not yet fully matured, they been on the move for less that a week)



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Post  Ian Young on Sun May 01, 2011 7:54 pm

Nice Oak Dave Dance

A mate brought his over to my place on Friday to work on. It's a Turkey Oak, Quercus Cerris, which was new to me but it's a beauty. The photo doesn't do it justice as usual. It has only just been put in a pot after growing in the ground for many years.


DSC_0737 by Bonsai eejit, on Flickr

There's more about it here. Turkey Oak and here Josh's Bonsai

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Post  Brent W on Sun May 01, 2011 8:01 pm

Love it Dave - I would happily have this in my collection.

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Post  dave steventon on Sun May 01, 2011 9:09 pm

hi Bryan i wish the leaves would stay that size Very Happy good development in 6 years
HI Ian what a cracking oak just clicked on the link to your website love the to scale picture fantastic Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Mon May 02, 2011 12:38 am

I just lifted a White oak trunk reduction performed last year..fingers crossed at this point that she survives, White Oak is one of my favorite forest trees and I've been trying each year to Trunk chop then lift it a year later for a few years now, most are too week due to monster tap roots needing to be severed, I am hopefull this year though, I'm also doing a few air layers of a 4 footer in the yard...White oak is a bit of a holy grail to me but all Oak Bonsai are beautifull and special in a "wise old man" sort of way.... magical....

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon May 02, 2011 2:39 am

Lovely trees and containers! I hope one day to find a nice piece of Oak material to work on.
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Post  Guest on Mon May 02, 2011 3:16 am

Dave
I believe you can defoliate and those leaves should come back in quite a bit smaller, If shes healthy (and sure looks like it) you could give it a whirl.

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Post  Peter E. on Tue May 03, 2011 6:30 pm

I have fed heavely and defoliated this one for the last three years to build the ramification.


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Post  dave steventon on Tue May 03, 2011 9:01 pm

fantastic oak peter great taper how tall is yours ?

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Post  Guest on Tue May 03, 2011 9:14 pm

Peter

That is a great Oak and an EXCELLENT choice of pot..Dont ever change that!

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Post  Peter E. on Wed May 04, 2011 6:25 pm

dave steventon wrote:fantastic oak peter great taper how tall is yours ?

Dave, the tree is 29" tall and planted this year in the Gordon Duffet pot.
I will put together some development pics on a new tread. Do not wish to take over yours. lol!

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