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  1. shane martin

    Root-over-rock Trident maple question

    Look forward to pics of these guys when they're up out of the ground Brian. ;) Great job so far.
  2. shane martin

    Root-over-rock Trident maple question

    ANy update on these 2 Brian? They look like they're leaping out of the ground.
  3. shane martin

    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    Thanks Judy, Yes... wifey thinks I might have a few too many projects on the go:D:D The Trident is my most favored tree to grow, because of its rapid growth here, and tolerance of extreme root work. All these trees in the pic can and will eventually go into pots which will only be 2-3 inches...
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    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    Swamp Cypress update pics Hi Judy, here is an update pic of my tree after some more work on the branches. Nothing major, just light trimming, and a little further with the turnbuckles on the lower branches. I have done a virt of another direction possible with the tree, but this will require...
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    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    John.... you're absolutely correct.... I've made a grave mistake I'm sorry. I made reference to the wonderful Guy Guidry earlier in this post and I've confused the ownership of this fabulous tree. I will find Grant Bowie's tree when I get some more time and post it here as it is also a wonderful...
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    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    Thanks Mach5.... The branches will all eventually be angled down quite acutely which will add drama and age to the tree. this will be a gradual process, but as you can see in the last photo, the comparison shot of the angle of the bottom 2 branches when freshly dug, to the recent pic on the...
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    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    Leave it with me Ed, I'll ask a friend who also grows this one. He's pretty clever at solving these little problems.
  8. shane martin

    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    Hi Ed, In the 30 years I've been doing Bonsai, I have only ever known this tree as Swamp Cypress/Taxodium Distichum. Thats what is on the labels from the commercial nurseries and anywhere else I've seen them for sale. The foliage is very similar to a Dawn Redwood, but much finer and lighter...
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    more macy's bougainvillea. work in progress - then to now

    Sam, I find Multi Trunk style the most difficult to get to look natural.... I think you are doing a stellar job with this one. It's well on the way to becoming a very good example.
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    Yet another Ficus....

    Don't ya love it when that happens :) This is going to be a sensational little tree Ryan. It will rocket now after the chop. Will follow this little one with great interest.
  11. shane martin

    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    Hi Judy, I'm away at the moment, but when I return I will have more time to post. I'll start a new thread for the Tridents. Happy holidays to everyone:)
  12. shane martin

    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    I hear what you are saying about the lower branches Zach, but there are years of growth to cash in on there.... it is back budding like mad all along these branches and they are being allowed to grow out very long....I will then cut back to a couple of inches from the trunk and continue doing it...
  13. shane martin

    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    Yes Si, I have 5 acres of land and have been growing this tree and others in the ground for bonsai, over 15 years. This tree was originally part of a 3 tree group, standing only 24inches high, some 10 yrs ago, and due to heavy work commitments, had let my collection run down and only had a few...
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    More New Stands

    just magnificent craftsmanship:)
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    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    I'm lucky to have a great friend who has a bonsai nursery about 45mins drive north of me here in Australia. He stocks a pretty good range of these huge pots and prices are reasonable to... This one was $220 which for its size was a bargain I think.
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    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    Thanks Judy, Once the new leader grows another 3-4 feet to get some better apex taper I will do some carving to blend the transition. It was only dug 5 or 6 months ago, so I will let it keep putting on as much growth as possible removing what is obviously not needed and restyle it next winter...
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    Large Swamp Cypress - Taxodium Distichum

    Here is a large swamp cypress that I dug from my property last July. That's a 15 litre bucket for size comparison. The tree had barely any roots at all but has powered this spring putting out a ton of new shoots. Currently it's close to 5 foot tall with a 22 inch base.Early days yet but so far...
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