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i do Bonsai since 1990 , it is my friend and neighbor who began doing Bonsai so i tried too (it was the beginng of Bonsai in France when everybody thought it was easy and every Bonsai died, even the imported Bonsai in "pro" nursery because nobody knew how to grow them)Looks awesome, great job. how long did you say you've been doing bonsai again?
the low hanging, ground hugging branches look very convincing, im inspired now to try this on a Hornbeam i have. are you going to try to root any of those?
the tree on the right has already a great base & nebariah i see from 1990, i did remember you saying 5 years somewhere so makes sense.
yeh the deciduous trees will route low hanging branches often.
i ofen get hornbeams where there the low branches had produced roots, the low branches on these had sent out roots before i bought them
I pruned that tree yesterday, but there are still sacrifice branches. The fall colors are now more "red" ->
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After pruning ->
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@Davidlpf i made a virtual to show were i plan to cut (next summer or in 2 years) ->
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Virtual after the cut (the secondary branches will grow and continue the development of the branches and apex) ->
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My inspiration branches are the one of ash trees near to my home (fraxinus).. The branches get movement because the main branches growing down slowly get weaker and weaker, and then die, and the secondary branch growing up developps and get bigger & bigger ->
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Beautifull branches with a lot of rythm (curves and breaks). I'd love to have this on my tree ->
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That's one sweet nebari, love the tree.Thanks James, i hope it will be better with time !
Here are pics of the developpement of the leaves of this cultivar ->
March 31 ->
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08 April (the white color on the leaves is the bordeaux mixture) ->
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The tree the 08 of April ->
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The leaves & the tree today (14 april) ->
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thank you.Going really great, you make it look easy .
Can I ask, the cut back. As you've still left the branches long for more sacrifice, why not, not prune them at all? So they would thicken faster, although perhaps you cut back to still get slow thickening (if thats what you are aiming for, I dont think its needed) but also get back budding? But if all you want is back budding, why not prune the branches back fully to where you want, now?
Really lovely looking roots under that substrate. Well done, clearly all you are doing, is working.
i do Bonsai since 1990 , it is my friend and neighbor who began doing Bonsai so i tried too (it was the beginng of Bonsai in France when everybody thought it was easy and every Bonsai died, even the imported Bonsai in "pro" nursery because nobody knew how to grow them)
Here is a pic of my Bonsai (boxwood) in 1993 : i used to cultivate them in the shade in a barn = not good at all) so none of those trees survived ->
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I cultivate more correctly my trees since 5 years, thanks to forums advises, youtube videos and magasines. To cultivate correctly and to keep the tree alive/healthy is the main task of Bonsai for me !! I killed so many trees
Concerning the hanging right branch, your idea to make it root in the soil is interesting.. I'm sure this branch will fall down on the soil, and then bounce back to go up again (like the famous oak tree) but i dunno if it will root by itself or if i will make it root (but it is an interesting idea) ->
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Not sure but the risk is maybe to get a reverse taper on the branche downstream the roots, as the roots will make the branche thicken downstream ?i will try it and post the tree in another thread. i think if one could get a branch to root, it will also thicken up considerably faster, im going to try it on a spindly low branch that is sort of off to the rear.
its common on old trees in the wild, heavy low branches often hit the soil, root and continue to rise back up. its something ive always wanted to try.