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Post  mike page on Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:53 pm

My club, Sei Boku Bonsai Kai in San Mateo CA held their annual auction of donated material last month. Some generous soul donated a tall skinny pine that really caught the eye of this old bunjin guy. When bidding started, I made it quite clear that I wouldn't be out bid.
Yesterday I trimmed, wired, and repotted the tree. Today I took a picture. It's about 45 inches tall.
I don't know what variety of pine it is. Not a black.


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Post  Tony on Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:44 am

Hi Mike I could not work out whether the tree was too long... or too short... then I found out a way to measure:



Sorry Mike I could no resist lol!

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Post  mike page on Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:32 pm

AH HA! The Cane Mutiny!! pirat

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Post  Tony on Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:28 pm

Hi Mike the problem with putting a funny tree like this on IBC is that some members may think that you are being serious Shocked

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Post  dick benbow on Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:44 pm

Obviously from your avitar, you enjoy this style. And i appreciate you sharing it with us. I have an aka matsue
that i am training in bunjin style. I wrapped it in raffia and put some movement in the trunk and it looks like it may have some potential. Thinking you may consider doing the same at some time.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:30 am

How many needles in each fascicle?

Have you ever tried wrapping the trunk in spaghnum moss to encourage older looking bark?

Ps How far did the other bidders push you?

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Post  my nellie on Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:59 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote: ... ... Have you ever tried wrapping the trunk in spaghnum moss to encourage older looking bark?... ...
May I ask some more info about this quotation, please?
This is the first time for me (...beginner) to read this and it does sound interesting.
Thank you in advance.

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Long Tall Sally

Post  alex e on Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:42 pm

OMG!WT Sorry, No No No No No No No No

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:09 pm

my nellie wrote:
Rob Kempinski wrote: ... ... Have you ever tried wrapping the trunk in spaghnum moss to encourage older looking bark?... ...
May I ask some more info about this quotation, please?
This is the first time for me (...beginner) to read this and it does sound interesting.
Thank you in advance.

Yeah Rob, can you expound on that? I know you can wrap Arakawa maples with wet sphagnum moss and they "bark" up, but I didn't know it could also be done on pines.

Have a great weekend!!!
Sam

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Post  marcus watts on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:01 pm

dry humour is the best - well done guys

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Post  mike page on Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:30 am

Rob Kempinski wrote:How many needles in each fascicle?

Have you ever tried wrapping the trunk in spaghnum moss to encourage older looking bark?

Ps How far did the other bidders push you?
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2 needles per fascicle.

Never tried wrapping the trunk. I think I'll let it develop naturally.

The tree cost me 50 bucks. When I bid on a tree, people know not to push. They can't win unless they are crazy. When I first saw the tree, I know it was mine. BUNJIN!! Very Happy

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:29 am

mike page wrote:
Rob Kempinski wrote:How many needles in each fascicle?

Have you ever tried wrapping the trunk in spaghnum moss to encourage older looking bark?

Ps How far did the other bidders push you?
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2 needles per fascicle.

Never tried wrapping the trunk. I think I'll let it develop naturally.

The tree cost me 50 bucks. When I bid on a tree, people know not to push. They can't win unless they are crazy. When I first saw the tree, I know it was mine. BUNJIN!! Very Happy

Mike, since its not a P. thunbergii, but 2 needles what do you think it is, P. nigra or P. densiflora? Looks like JBP.

I have never tried wrapping the bark of a pine tree to make it look older other than the area of a air layer and it did add some funk to the area. That's why I was wondering if Mike, who has been around the block a few times, might have tried it. True turtle bark texture takes years to develop.

Not sure for the "dry humor". This photo shows that major Japanese nurseries are very into these skinny pine and with a little work and time make them look good. Not all trees have to be yamadori to bring enjoyment and to look good.





here is one styled in Taiwan. Sorry can't recall which artist did it, it was not me.

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