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Boug Progression

Post  shannon on Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:28 pm

Here's a few shots of a big Boug that I collected a few years back.
The tree still has a long way to go, but I think its headed in the right direction.

Please comment or suggest idea's.










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Post  Jarrod on Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:37 am

Looks good mate. Are you sure shorts and sandles are idea digging clothing? hahaha

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Post  Ka Pabling on Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:00 am

Your boug looks great,,I suggest you let the branches you have chossen grow wild till it thickens, in the meantime you may train the secondary branches,cut the excess primary branch when you have achieved your desired thickness
Good luck
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Post  shannon on Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:29 am

Thanks Jarrod, you know the drill.... Aussie protective clothing thongs, board shorts etc... Haha.. Laughing

Ka pabling thanks for your advice, the tree has a long way to go yet Smile I find the hardest thing is getting movement in branches....They grow so fast!! I feel you have to wire them very early in development.


Thanks again
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Post  Ka Pabling on Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:55 am

shannon wrote:Thanks Jarrod, you know the drill.... Aussie protective clothing thongs, board shorts etc... Haha.. Laughing

Ka pabling thanks for your advice, the tree has a long way to go yet Smile I find the hardest thing is getting movement in branches....They grow so fast!! I feel you have to wire them very early in development.


Thanks again
Shannon

Hi Shannon,
I can see that you have already wired your chossen branches, for bougies, I think thats the right thing to do, branches grow so fast.
Good luck
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Post  Jarrod on Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:10 am

I know, mowing the lawn in thongs (flip flops/sandles/whatever the rest of the world call them) is such a thrill!

Shannon, I find that wiring while very young is the only way to get movement and I even go so far as to let the tree dry right out so the branches start to get limp, this makes it very easy to bend without snapping. Bougs are one of the few that can take this treatment though.

For me the best way to get nice branches on bougs is to grow and cut back much harder than you expect. This give good taper and movement in the branches.

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:38 am

Howzit Shannon,

Nice job. Very Happy Like where your going with it. How thick is the trunk?

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

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Post  Reiner Goebel on Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:27 am

Good start generally, but too bad the gorgeous trunk got wrecked somehow.

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Post  shannon on Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:51 am

Thanks Jarrod Smile

Thanks Tim, the trucks around 25cm in diameter.

Reiner thank for your comment, the wrecked truck was from me Embarassed and a rushed carving job which will need a lot of improvement.

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