Betula pendula raft - a short history

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Betula pendula raft - a short history

Post  Max on Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:29 pm

2 years of improvement.
Enjoy.

The moment when I bought it this photo was essential to understand the structure.


When I got it in 2010 it looked like this.


2011. Still looks ugly but has to for becoming a good one.


Repotting in spring 2012


Restyle in spring 2012. Many branches had to be cut for better branching especially in the background.


The wiring is so fine that I will have to remove it in just a few weeks.


Best wishes
ME

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:16 pm

I know it's just words, but I think I'd classify this one as a "clump" rather than a raft. Whatever, it is going to be a good one.

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Re: Betula pendula raft - a short history

Post  Max on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:02 pm

JimLewis wrote:I know it's just words, but I think I'd classify this one as a "clump" rather than a raft. Whatever, it is going to be a good one.

Thanks Jim,
yes, it's more a clump than a raft..

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Post  drgonzo on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:28 pm

Max

The delicacy of the weeping branch work is lost when the leaves emerge, (photo from 2011) The weeping looks absolutely wonderful out of leaf though. perhaps a reduction of a few of the thinner trunks might help open up the image a bit? Just thoughts.

Do you expect good leaf reduction with this species?
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Post  JimLewis on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:50 pm

The delicacy of the weeping branch work is lost when the leaves emerge, (photo from 2011) The weeping looks absolutely wonderful out of leaf though. perhaps a reduction of a few of the thinner trunks might help open up the image a bit? Just thoughts.

That's not uncommon. It may well be ample reason for developing trees solely for their winter silhouette.

My windswept trident raft has the same "problem."





It's always nice to have trees available for winter display, and I'd recommend that route to Max. Very nice!!!

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Post  Max on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:24 pm

drgonzo wrote:Max

The delicacy of the weeping branch work is lost when the leaves emerge, (photo from 2011) The weeping looks absolutely wonderful out of leaf though. perhaps a reduction of a few of the thinner trunks might help open up the image a bit? Just thoughts.

Do you expect good leaf reduction with this species?
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-Jay

Jay
each Bonsai is made for a its season. This one is for spring. Nothing more nothing less.
So I will not cut one of the trunks because it will never look authentic in summer.

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hi Max

Post  tap pi lu on Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:17 am

Max Engels wrote:2 years of improvement.
Enjoy.

The moment when I bought it this photo was essential to understand the structure.


When I got it in 2010 it looked like this.


2011. Still looks ugly but has to for becoming a good one.


Repotting in spring 2012


Restyle in spring 2012. Many branches had to be cut for better branching especially in the background.


The wiring is so fine that I will have to remove it in just a few weeks.


Best wishes
ME
your tree was very nice.
you need to think: understanding the actual leaf development to apply shape stem.
I think that with the development of natural leaves, trees do not fit the style of your drooping branches

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