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Post  leatherback on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:07 am

Certainly a tree to watch. It is growing nicely, with the branches having fattened up quite a bit already. Good job! If I ever make it back to that part of the world, I would love to come and see this monster in real live!

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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:07 pm

steve-thailand wrote:wow, that is an amazing tree. we have many huge tamarinds close to my house and i'm air layering a few branches at the moment in hopes of producing something nice.

how did this tree start out in life? i assume it was dug up from the ground at about the diameter it is now? but i don't understand how it can have branches that close to the ground on wild tree? usually they would be a couple of meters up right? can you explain its growth history?

my wife is from a part of Thailand that is famous for its tamarinds, in fact most of her family work in the tamarind business. it pretty easy for me to find stumps about this size so i'm very keen to know more about this tree and to get low branches on it.

thanks, steve



Thanks Steve!

This tree was cut down several times in its natural environment, Then new trunk was formed, and new branches were formed in the lower portion of the tree. In the first page of this thread at picture number two and three, you could still see the original position of the old trunk and on the left side a new trunk were formed. When harvested from the wild all of the existing branches were removed which are all straight and moving upwards. then I grew all the branches it has now...and it is taking me forever Evil or Very Mad  because I need to have a very very thick branch to get the right proportion to the massive trunk. four years down,,,8 years more to go.hehe.
Just a quick note, some people loves to have thick and massive trunk but getting the right trunk and  branch ratio is the downside of this type of materials, specially if you are planning an upright design.

Steve, if you could find tamarind materials that has a very good trunk movement and a good nebari and not very massive,  it would be much better.

regards,
jun:) ,

regards,
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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:12 pm

leatherback wrote:Certainly a tree to watch. It is growing nicely, with the branches having fattened up quite a bit already. Good job! If I ever make it back to that part of the world, I would love to come and see this monster in real live!


Thanks man!

You are welcome here anytime.

regards,
jun:) 

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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:18 pm

moyogijohn wrote:JUN,, It just gets better as it grows !!!  only thing I JUST can,t figure out how to get it to my house.. hope all is well.. post more..take care  john


Thanks John, I always say this to people who likes to take my big trees---"if you can lift it, its yours"...hehehe
They ended up getting some seedlings.

regards,
jun:) 

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Post  steve-thailand on Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:58 am

jun wrote:
Steve, if you could find tamarind materials that has a very good trunk movement and a good nebari and not very massive,  it would be much better.

thanks, i will. i'll also get a few commercial seedings and experiment with thread grafting. unfortunately, i'm not going to tamarind country until October but i'll post some pics of what i find then

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Re: My biggest tamarind

Post  Guest on Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:17 am

Just an update...










The powerful base....





Repotted in circular pot.





the scale of the tree...




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Re: My biggest tamarind

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:21 pm

 ThumbsUp  ThumbsUp 

One question Bro, is this tamarind in full sun, as it seems a bit sparse as foliage goes ?
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Re: My biggest tamarind

Post  Wonderkeeper on Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:11 am

Cool. You have some great , hard to find tropical bonsai material to work with.

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Post  tiennavi on Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:14 am

thanks Jun! wonderful tree!
I'm looking forward to seeing her flower and fruit because I don't know how to let her creating flower!!!! If you know please give me some help, thanks you!
best regard, Tiennavi!

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:33 am

Tiennavi,

from what little I know of Tamarinds.
They will naturally bloom after 8 to 10 years of age and on our side, with the height of the Dry season, the leaves fall, the flower buds form.
Later,
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Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:55 pm

Jun this must be amongst the top 10 of your trees. Massive and simple, with an unbelievable taper. Very cool. Love it!

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Post  tiennavi on Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:20 am

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Tiennavi,

from what little I know of Tamarinds.
They will naturally bloom after 8 to 10 years of age and on our side, with the height of the Dry season, the leaves fall, the flower buds form.
Later,
Khaimraj
thanks alot Khaimraj Seepersad!

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Re: My biggest tamarind

Post  darwin on Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:34 pm

Jun,

Is it safe to repot a sumo tamarind at this period? Any technique or approach that can be use?

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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:09 am

yes Darwin.
just dont cut many roots. and dont remove the old soil. you can cut branhes if you need to.


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jun Smile 

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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:14 am

Andre Beaurain wrote:Jun this must be amongst the top 10 of your trees.  Massive and simple, with an unbelievable taper.  Very cool.  Love it!

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thanks Andre!

really depends on the viewer. for me it is not. it is very simple and not challenging to design, the result is very predictable. I go more with with rough materials.


regards,
jun  Smile


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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:01 am

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote: ThumbsUp  ThumbsUp 

One question Bro, is this tamarind in full sun, as it seems a bit sparse as foliage goes ?
Later.
Khaimraj

Full sun. reason is pot bound, that is why it needs this bigger pot for adjustment before major works on summer (April here).

regards,
jun  Smile 

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Re: My biggest tamarind

Post  tiennavi on Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:12 am

hi Jun! I like your tree! and I had saw some of your tamarind blooming and making fruit! Please tell us how to make the tamarind get blooming as she get old enough?
best regard, tiennavi!

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Re: My biggest tamarind

Post  Guest on Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:11 am

Just an updating old thread...




regards,
jun Smile

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Re: My biggest tamarind

Post  Guest on Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:58 am

Getting there Smile

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: My biggest tamarind

Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:45 pm

Jun!  bounce   Now I m excited ...   I went back into my coffin after your short holiday...  but now the sun she shines again!

The tree is still awesome with the shorter branches..... and with the new spring foliage she glows with life.


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Re: My biggest tamarind

Post  MikeG on Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:19 pm

Looks very nice with the denser foliage. Love the movement in that powerful trunk.

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