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    The Tree Thread

    Wow, the leaves look like Smoke’s ivy! Nice tater!🤣 Gambel’s Oak leafing out:
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    Foresteria Neomexicana Forest Progression

    Cool, I’ll have to take a trip down there!
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    Foresteria Neomexicana Forest Progression

    That’s a species I’ve been wanting for a while. Did you collect these?
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    Japanese White Pine JWP Literati progression

    I love what you’re doing with the pads. I’d also love to see the apex more sparse (maybe with a jin) and with movement continuing to the left, rather than returning to center. Just my style preferences!
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    Englemann spruce progression.

    Excellent! I’m so glad your yamadori are doing well. I’m hoping for a good collecting season this year.
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    Douglas fir progression

    Not sure if that was me, but foliage mass is what provides the tree with energy for back budding and root growth. This is especially important in junipers. The thing about species like spruce and fir is they store large amounts of resources for cold protection in the winter. All that stored...
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    Douglas fir progression

    Wow! You have an aggressive timeline for root work on your collected trees. Glad they’re all doing well. Keep us posted!
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    Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) progression

    Thanks for the input, but it shouldn't be an issue. This in the group Ryan classifies as elongating species, meaning they store a tremendous amount of resources in the vascular system over the winter. This particular tree has had an insane amount of back budding and most of them are opening...
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    Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) progression

    I decided to go back and wire the two little shoots coming off of the competing leader on the secondary apex.
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    Critique my young bonsai!

    The buds look like fir also, though they’re hard to see.
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    What's the Deal with A.P. 'Shin deshojo' Layers? Brainstorming Needed.

    I don’t know anything about plant pathogens, but from a general microbiology perspective, the purplish discoloration brings to mind Pseudomonas.
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    Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) progression

    Yes, I didn’t mean they were light green, but the younger ones I’ve seen in the mountains here are not as dark as the Subalpine Firs and not as blue-green.
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    The Tree Thread

    My newly-styled Subalpine Fir. I created a thread for it: https://www.bonsainut.com/threads/subalpine-fir-abies-lasiocarpa-progression.37975/#post-640528
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    Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) progression

    As you may know, Dougies are not true firs. In fact, their scientific name means false hemlock (Pseudotsuga), which suggests one difference: Dougies have slightly shorter, lighter green needles compared to Subalpine Firs. From what I've seen locally, the latter have darker blue-green needles...
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    Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) progression

    I think it adds interest to the tree. Since one is deadwood, I don’t feel it’s an issue. Certainly it’s a naturalistic style. I collected it in the Jemez.
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