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Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  Frank Harris on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:32 pm


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Post  art_rod on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:39 pm

nice tree !
do you grow it in full sun ?
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Post  crust on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:40 pm

OMG that is kick butt. wonderful base!

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Post  Orion on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:57 pm

Incredible piece. What can you tell us about it as far as when it was collected and what your plan is?

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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  LSBonsai on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:20 pm

Wow. Exciting tree!

Is there a reason why this species is rarely seen in American bonsai?

Cheers

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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  Frank Harris on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:26 pm

art_rod wrote:nice tree !
do you grow it in full sun ? This tree was collected 4 weeks ago and has been in full sun all day
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Post  Frank Harris on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:37 pm

LSBonsai wrote:Wow. Exciting tree!

Is there a reason why this species is rarely seen in American bonsai?

Cheers

www.LakeshoreBonsai.wordpress.com

It is only found in Arizona and New Mexico primarily. In fact this tree is actually a hybidized Jutah juniper and is 500+ years old. I understand that Ryan Oneal recently said that the One Seeds and the Rocky Mountain junipers were his upcoming preferred species (I may have his quote off a little bit). This tree was initialy found in 2001 and styled in the ground beginning in 2005 and the large roots were cut at the base of the trunk each of the next 4 years with alot of weekly and watering and changing out the soil medium over the years to grow roots under the trunk. It began as a 7 foot tree. The tree is a female and has a very tight folliage with berry like seeds. I did not reduce any of the folliage when I collected it and it was potted in totally inorganic soil.

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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  Poink88 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:45 am

+1 an awesome material. thumbs up

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Post  john5555leonard on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:27 am

fantastic , i love it . john

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Post  peter keane on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:25 am

juniperus monosperma. great score!

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Post  vev on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:43 am

whaou, so beautiful!

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Post  Ed van der Reek on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:58 am

Beautiful tree you have there cheers
Can you put more photo's from it in bigger size please,from this outstanding material.
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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:48 pm

fwharris@drhorton.com wrote:
LSBonsai wrote:Wow. Exciting tree!

Is there a reason why this species is rarely seen in American bonsai?

Cheers

www.LakeshoreBonsai.wordpress.com

It is only found in Arizona and New Mexico primarily. In fact this tree is actually a hybidized Jutah juniper and is 500+ years old. I understand that Ryan Oneal recently said that the One Seeds and the Rocky Mountain junipers were his upcoming preferred species (I may have his quote off a little bit). This tree was initialy found in 2001 and styled in the ground beginning in 2005 and the large roots were cut at the base of the trunk each of the next 4 years with alot of weekly and watering and changing out the soil medium over the years to grow roots under the trunk. It began as a 7 foot tree. The tree is a female and has a very tight folliage with berry like seeds. I did not reduce any of the folliage when I collected it and it was potted in totally inorganic soil.

This is a great approach. It shows true understanding and real bonsai patience. Such work will definitely improve the chances of a trees survivability. My kudos and I wish you the best of luck with this wonderful tree's development.

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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  hungbonsai on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:00 pm

fwharris@drhorton.com wrote:
juniper great, Thank you for sharing

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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  rock on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:45 am

fwharris@drhorton.com wrote:
Nice going FW, you definitly got our attention.

Tight foliage almost shimpaku like, am i seeing that right ?

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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  Frank Harris on Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:18 pm

rock wrote:
fwharris@drhorton.com wrote:
Nice going FW, you definitly got our attention.

Tight foliage almost shimpaku like, am i seeing that right ?

Shocked

Yes, Only the female trees have the tight folliage though. In the wild you can see the end result but it take constant attention to return the immature needle folliage to tight mature once the initial styling is done...like 2-3 years.

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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  Fore on Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:05 pm

Fantastic! And a new one to me too Wink Seems like a lot of new options are becoming available to us: Pinyon Pine, Limber Pine, and now this, One Seed Juniper. All so very cool!

Thanks for sharing! It's inspiring!

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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:21 am

Frank's approach to collecting this tree is really exciting. If one travels through New Mexico and Arizona up through the Rockies there are literally millions (maybe 100s of millions) of interesting junipers, pines, spruces and even oaks. Patient collecting may be able to allow the harvesting of these for bonsai.
Very exciting.

BTW, I'd love to see a collected Gamble Oak one of these days.

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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  Frank Harris on Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:12 am

Rob Kempinski wrote:Frank's approach to collecting this tree is really exciting. If one travels through New Mexico and Arizona up through the Rockies there are literally millions (maybe 100s of millions) of interesting junipers, pines, spruces and even oaks. Patient collecting may be able to allow the harvesting of these for bonsai.
Very exciting.


BTW, I'd love to see a collected Gamble Oak one of these days.

Here's a colledted Silver Oak from south of Tucson before styling.

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Re: Recently collected One seed juniper in Arizona

Post  Frank Harris on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:15 am

crust wrote:OMG that is kick butt. wonderful base!

Here's another view of the base. The tree began as an 8 foot tree
and has been styled in the ground over the past 5 years to this
point. It will not be touched again until it begins to "spike" - about
one year which tells me the roots are activly working. the folliage
will be primarily centered over the trunk and the top right will be
largely reduced and ginned grey dead wood...so goes the 5 year
plan.





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