But am I making any Progress with this Japanese White Pine?

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But am I making any Progress with this Japanese White Pine?

Post  wabashene on Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:58 pm

Judge for yourselves via pics below.

I wrote an article about this a few years ago which is here

http://bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATJapaneseWhitePine.htm

The pruning/needle plucking method outlined there is very effective.

I cut loads off this at the weekend but it's still a little fluff monster and trending towards a bog standard Japanese style tree but I can live with that.

Any comments welcomed

thks



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Re: But am I making any Progress with this Japanese White Pine?

Post  parabellum_9x19 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:40 pm

I'm a super-noob in the bonsai world, but from my very un-educated eye, the 2011 picture looks much nicer than the older pictures...so take that for what its worth.

Very Happy

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Re: But am I making any Progress with this Japanese White Pine?

Post  marcus watts on Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:53 pm

hi,

i'd say more still needs removing to create actual branches in layers with the all important spaces between them. there are probably a few too many actual branches for a compact tree so the overall siloette is still one of bushy needles all over. If the main branches are selected and the pads wired down a little to make domes it will instantly look more tree like and refined.

very nice piece of material to work on though, and nice and healthy too.

best regards Marcus

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Re: But am I making any Progress with this Japanese White Pine?

Post  wabashene on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:41 am

Yes thankyou both.

This was purchased as a long term project tree and -Yes- there will need to be less of it ultimately.

I still need to pull a lot more needles in the strong areas this season

There is quite a lot of secondary branches developing now (red) would allow cutting back of the larger branches (yellow) and give a more compact image.



I also think it might benefit from being out of the Gordon Duffet pot (nice though it is) and in a pond basket , or in the ground even, to hasten development esp as this is not ready for a pot by any stretch of the imagination.

Possibly also a bit small - barely a foot high- to be really convincing.

60th B'Day coming up and I wonder if I could pursuade my wife to buy me a bigger one seeing as I seem to have acquired the knack of working with these
Wink

thanks

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Re: But am I making any Progress with this Japanese White Pine?

Post  cram on Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:05 pm

one more dramatic solution
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Re: But am I making any Progress with this Japanese White Pine?

Post  hin175 on Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:45 pm

Sure, the nebari isn't so beautiful, but I like it in informal upright...

A good example of work for many years... ThumbsUp

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Re: But am I making any Progress with this Japanese White Pine?

Post  wabashene on Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:22 pm

Hello Mes amis.

Sebastian. C’est possible. Pas la première fois que quelqu'un a fait cette suggestion.

That’s about as far as I want to go in French.

Very Happy

I know you have at least one good shohin JWP posted here

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t4086-japanese-white-pine

so are aware of the strategies needed.

I've always seen this as an upright tree -as hin175-but it also has an annoying shallow "C" curve to the left all the way up which may need some radical treatment soon.

Thks for your input - much appreciated

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