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    Dead olive trunks

    Sprayed with protective paint and placed in garden. Will play with few small olives that I might plant in the soil and grow branches to look as if they're going out from the dead trunks. Also considering adding a few soil spots in the holes of the 2 large trunks and planting few small olives in...
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    Dead olive trunks

    Got a few dead olive trunks which I power washed today and will let dry and paint with some water protection varnish.... original plan was to display those in shaded areas of the garden where I'm not able to keep any plant. Yet toying with the idea of few small pots hidden in the holes of the...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Will be cleaning the branches (taking out top and bottom branches ) and in jan-feb will move tree to this much larger pot and cleaning up a small portion of the limited root ball it has. Will fertilize have from now till then and for 2-3 years in that pot where hopefully tree will grow the...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Makes sense as I have a few branches at the middle of the tree that i need to develop, believe a large pot will allow for that much faster.
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Looking closer at older trees, I guess it explains why people manage pines by cutting down all lower branching. They all had complete dead foliage and many broken dead branches on lower part as if the tree feels they dont photosynthesis as much as the top and simply let them go. Even on some of...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Took a longer walk in the woods this morning to the now "Giraffe" land and the scenery and shape of trees changes. Weirdly this group on a more exposed hill had the same long trunks, not sure if man or wind made.
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Unfortunately my area is more humid than his and many trees deteriorated and died even before I touched them around 6 months to a year mark. Repoting has gone bad so far for pines and cedars, I have worked a lot on my technique and gonsuper gentle on the roots yet can still need to do better...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Indeed, unfortunately most trees have been "manipulated" but agriculture needs or habits. Mostly for pine and olives. A pine for me was always a long trunk and a broom.... I was surprised with the multiple reaction on the long nude trunks, made me realize its not the norm. Indeed I need to go...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Indeed a bit tricky with IDs. Believe the pine started getting introduced here with French colonisation which also affected surrounding countries like Turkey. It is a beautiful country (and a very ugly one) depending where you are even though its tiny... so much controversy. This area is the...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Wrl L definitely depends where u are. This is 5 km min away from Beirut and at an altitude of about 250 . I get a nice mountain view as well as a peak on the Mediterranean Sea... Glad you liked it
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    I I kill half of the trees I get from him.from watering. The other half I kill in repot so definitely can't ask him about repoting his trees. And inorganic soil is a very very sensitive topic to him. :) Must be cause it wasn't I who styled it ;) I like its design yet the way branches are laid...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Isn't Scott's pune single flush as I'm sure it flushed twice this year. No giraffes here unfortunately, nor any animals for whats worth, believe these get trimmed by people managing them as those are pruned for pine seeds I believe ...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Thats the plan, can I do it now before autumn or better wait till autumn or spring for small branch cleanup
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    Olive plan forward

    Thanks for your input. Not really after a thick trunk as I have a few more thicker trunks I'm working on and would be happy with this one with a lower canopy yet no leaves on the inner part of the branches so got to get some back buds. I reduced morlst of the threes to two except the major two...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Previous owner sells bonsai and has hundreds of trees some he collected himself and many he purchases from local nurseries and works out and sell years later. My only concern is soil he plants them in although he has trees alive for 40--50 years so he must have mastered the watering. As well as...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Not sure of the ID honestly but previous owner said its local so don't think it's Austrian blab pine. Not keen to decandle as tree has small needles which I can manage by fertilizing in autumn post flush I believe? How about cutting down overlaping branches? Can I do it now and wire ?
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    Olive plan forward

    Got this olive few months back for its base and trunk, top was definitely to be redone Repoted out of nursery soil today, first time soil wasn't muddy and stuck to the roots. These are the 4 sides, I'm wondering between current front which I kept after repot as it gives a nice base, and left...
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    Pine repot and refining plan

    Got this pine a few months back, previous owner had worked out the oad but with very bad styling, branches severly bent over each other and 3s and 4s coming from same point as well as bottom.and top branches used. Branches seem long and straight and only at the tip the last tertiary branches...
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    Opinion on basic work for few trees

    Do u see chlorosis on my trees ? Should I water with Reverse osmosis water or other? Any trees more sensible to hard water ?
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    Opinion on basic work for few trees

    Y Yes we do have alkaline water here. Whats the tell sign ? Will it cause issues ?
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    Opinion on basic work for few trees

    Tree5 A Chinese elm with barked straight trunk, thinking broom with little motion to go inline with trunk shape Tree 6 Cotton Easter with an interesting trunk but straight upper sections. Have some backbudding so cut it back hard and hopefully can shorten more and develop new apex. Tree 7...
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    Opinion on basic work for few trees

    Few trees, of no necessary great value i worked on last week. Appreciate opinions on what I did right or wrong and how to proceed with those trees. Tree 1 8s a small size funkien tree i want to develop few branches with evident branches motion that match the motion in the trunk Pre Post...
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    Taxus backbud

    Tricky. I have a few shaded areas in the garden where I wanted to have a few trees abd was told taxus would do well without sun just good light... Guess I'll place in the sun for couple seasons to get backbudding then style and then keep in sun for few weeks in summer?.or will they do ok in...
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    Taxus backbud

    Repoted this taxus last year in bonsai soil and it responded well although a bit late, this year with good elongation. Uet not getting backbudding . Should i leave it to grow to enhance nutrient transport in the branches to generate back budding or should I prune or pinch ?whats the best timing...
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    Dead old olive

    Pruned branches that got long today and wired them to appear as if growing from trunk. Reduced top thick sucker as it looked fake and willbreduce more if I get a lower branch to form an apex Any need for more branches from more locations to form mini pads and any potential for this tree to...
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