Old hollowed out winged elm

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Old hollowed out winged elm

Post  FEZ on Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:54 pm

Here is a hollowed out winged elm i collected last spring.

Here it is today before I attempted to give it some direction. I did nothing to the dead would but run a wire brush over it a couple times. Any suggestion would be helpful, such as to how to develop the branches. I didnt get to close as most you guys would probably be horrified at my wiring Smile (Still trying to figure out you guys never cross wires)


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Re: Old hollowed out winged elm

Post  JimLewis on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:19 pm

Looks pretty good . .. and don't fret about wiring. Wiring is a tool you use to shape a bonsai. It's not a work of art. So long as the wires are relatively even spaced, and can hold a branch to shape, a crossed wire here and there is nothing to fret about.

You probably will have to start thinking about a preservative for that dead part of the stump before long.

It looks promising. Try to use your imagination as you go on, so you don't end up with a boring tipi shaped tree over that nifty trunk.

Jim Lewis - lewisjk@windstream.net - Western NC - People, when Columbus discovered this country, it was plumb full of nuts and berries. And I'm right here to tell you the berries are just about all gone. Uncle Dave Macon, old-time country musician

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