Fagus sylvatica, help please

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Fagus sylvatica, help please

Post  wam59 on Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:37 am

Hello ... Here is a Fagus sylvatica
My problem is that I do not know how to work ....
I like his style kengai
but I want to work with more finesse, but I'm virtual zero.
I do not see a lot of style kengai Fagus sylvatica on the net ....
of course I will post pictures when the leaves have fallen.
thank you for your help
@lexis

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Post  wam59 on Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:40 am




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Post  bonsaisr on Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:58 pm

I have to admit I am a purist. I would not style a cascade (kengai or han-kengai) from a tree that is not normally found on a cliff. Not only because of the esthetic dissonance, but also because the tree might not remain healthy.
I see you have to work with that bend in the trunk. I would suggest you straighten it up as much as possible and go with a slanting style. It would be more convincing, easier on the tree, and easier for a beginner. You will have to wire it in place to keep it from falling over. Then you will have to work for a few years to get branches growing all around the trunk.
You can't do much right now. In the spring, put it in a big training pot at the new angle, and point the lower side toward the sun to encourage branches on that side.
And as always, JOIN THE NEAREST BONSAI CLUB.
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Post  wam59 on Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:08 pm

thank you for your answer
j have recovered this tree in this style and I have nothing create.
your idea is not stupid, she has studied.
I'm a not a little novice, but I just wanted advice on a broader level.


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Post  Peter E. on Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:50 pm

@lexis, i think the tree looks fine for now.When the leaves drop and you can see the branches, you will need to shorten them to keep the tree compact.
I think you have a lot of foliage at present which is to much for the size of the trunk.
I also have been working on a han-kengai fagus for a couple of years and have to say that they are very rewarding.





I see no reason why these trees cannot be styled as han-kengai.

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Post  wam59 on Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:20 pm

I find your work very successful and refined ..
thank you for the advice
thank you for your encouragement.
I will post pictures when the leaves have fallen
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