European Cedar No.1

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European Cedar No.1

Post  Mr Miyagi on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:58 pm

Hi IBC, This is a European Cedar over two years. Unfortunately I have no pictures of when I first acquired it but was basically a stump with a little green.
Would be good to get some advice on improving and refining the carving as I'm unsure of the reverse tear drop shape. Hope you like it.




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Post  moyogijohn on Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:30 am

The trees you have posted in the last few days look very good..i am not sure where you live but you do have some nice material to work with..also your foram name,,,,loved all those movies!!!! take care john

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Re: European Cedar No.1

Post  Mr Miyagi on Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:36 am

Thanks John, I live in Somerset. Glad you like the forum name, was thinking of changing my profile pic Laughing


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Re: European Cedar No.1

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:49 am

I like your dead wood (carving) on this tree; great technique.
Mr. Miyagi looks very happy! Very Happy
Best,
Todd

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Re: European Cedar No.1

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:56 am

Wax on ... Wax off

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Post  manosvince on Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:31 pm

Nice tree,better girl Razz Razz But I think this is not a cedar but a leyland juniper

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Re: European Cedar No.1

Post  Mr Miyagi on Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:46 pm

The tree was originally from Kaizen Bonsai and was listed as a European Cedar, so have no reason to disbelieve it. Will try and do a bit of research to see what I can find out.

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Re: European Cedar No.1

Post  fiona on Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:09 pm

Are you sure it was European? Could it have been Eastern? I believe Manosvince is right in thinking it is not a true cedar but there are a host of others that use the term "cedar" in their common names. What would be handy is if you had the original label somewhere and it had a proper botanical name on it.


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Re: European Cedar No.1

Post  will baddeley on Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:46 pm

Looks like a Leyland cypress to me. Good work on the deadwood anyway. Very Happy


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Re: European Cedar No.1

Post  Ryan on Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:39 pm

Is the last picture your front? If so I would move the branch to show off the deadwood, it seems hidden by that branch.

Nice tree and nice avatar though Laughing

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Re: European Cedar No.1

Post  Mr Miyagi on Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:52 pm

The final pic is the intended front but I have only given the branches some shape, not placed them in the final position. Will probably wait a year or two for it to have a little rest before I do it. Hopefully will fill out a bit more in that time as well. Still not sure if I’m happy with the dead wood on the trunk yet. The tear drop shape of the deadwood on the root looks ok if not a little too perfect in shape (maybe needs to be a little more irregular) but the upside down tear drop of the deadwood on the trunk give it the illusion of reverse taper when viewed from directly on. So might try and fix that next year.

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Re: European Cedar No.1

Post  will baddeley on Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:35 am

I apologise for my earlier comments. Totally out of order. Embarassed

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Re: European Cedar No.1

Post  Guest on Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:33 pm

Todd Ellis wrote:Wax on ... Wax off


No Wax off!!!

just WAX ON! WAX ON! WAX ON! Razz


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