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Post  kauaibonsai on Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:04 am

acacia is an underutilized material for bonsai. indonesia and the phillipines (and possibly other countries ) are exceptions , as artists in those countries create wonderous bonsai using locally sourced material. species which abound in Hawaii, including acacia farnensiana aka aroma, klu, etc. proposis pallida aka kiawe, mesquite, algaroba , etc. and leucaena leucocephala aka koa haole, have not been widely used by the hawaii bonsai community, however, there is potential that some of us intend explore. some pictures of modest collected material follow.

best wishes, sam

farnensiana:
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pallida aka kiawe




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acacia for bonsai

Post  Ka Pabling on Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:26 am

Stunning acacias Sam! Can you post a bigger/clearer pic of the two at the back of the car?

Thanks and best regards

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Post  kauaibonsai on Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:12 am

ka pabling

closer pictures of aromas from back of truck

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palm size


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Post  Ka Pabling on Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:29 pm

Even the pallida looks good. what is your experience re the deadwood on pallida will it last?

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Re: acacia for bonsai

Post  kauaibonsai on Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:33 pm

pallida wood is heavy, dense and very strong. its burns hot and is the wood of choice for heating rocks for the underground oven (imu). it also makes high quality charcoal . no problem with the durability of the deadwood. inspired by jolz and crushdrive's posts, I am on the hunt for a large pallida trunk

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