Anyone know anything about this Nick Lenz tree?

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I recently read an article about a large White Cedar that was initially 12' x 12' and he planted it on a slab near a pond at his home. Attached are a few pictures of the tree and the article that I read about it.

http://minnesotabonsaisociety.org/i...:temple-tree-&catid=7:miscellaneous&Itemid=14

Does anyone know if this tree is still alive and well? Or any other info about it? Finished.jpg Before April 1998.jpg
 
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Yes, the tree was a gift to me years ago from Lenz. Later, when I was confident of its continued care I donated this imperial sized tree to the Como bonsai collection in Minneapolis St. Paul. It is alive and well. Sadly it resides in a fairly unaesthetic wood pot. It needs a wiring and some positional tweaking but is very healthy and had been pruned and thinned recently when I last saw it on display. It is a impressive and wonderful tree. I have a recent pic someehere
 
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Yes, the tree was a gift to me years ago from Lenz. Later, when I was confident of its continued care I donated this imperial sized tree to the Como bonsai collection in Minneapolis St. Paul. It is alive and well. Sadly it resides in a fairly unaesthetic wood pot. It needs a wiring and some positional tweaking but is very healthy and had been pruned and thinned recently when I last saw it on display. It is a impressive and wonderful tree. I have a recent pic someehere
Well that's pretty amazing thanks Crust. From what I can tell of the pictures, it looks like a glorious beast. I hope to see it in person sometime.
 
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Seeing Nick Lenz' name reminded me that he has the only published article on Hemlock that I can find.. 'Bonsai from the Wild' might be my favorite bonsai book.
 
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IMG_2447 - small.JPG Temple Tree with Dave - small.jpg
The shot in the Green house is at its home in the Como collection--of course, it's the backside, it was too heavy to move, the other was the tree with me at the Crust compound just before a hair cut.
 
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I really like that tree. It must be a beast to repot though.

My study group did yearly workshops with Nick up until two years ago. I was only able to make it to two of them but wish I could have studied with Nick longer.
 
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I really like that tree. It must be a beast to repot though.

My study group did yearly workshops with Nick up until two years ago. I was only able to make it to two of them but wish I could have studied with Nick longer.
Cedars are easy to repot--securing it is a the deal.
 
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Its a monster. Nice of you to donate such a tree, I wonder if you miss it. I have to say I like the tree in all pictures but I prefer the sparsest look.
So do I--they are always in transitions though. Keeping it in a shallow tray, growing slowly, and trimming it well at the right time--and keeping it in the right amount of shade, one could move to a sparse Lenzian look that is so cool--but they won't do that, staff, I am sure, are overwhelmed and volunteers are mostly block-heads.
 
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Its a monster. Nice of you to donate such a tree, I wonder if you miss it. I have to say I like the tree in all pictures but I prefer the sparsest look.
I don't really miss it. At the time,I could never give it the care it requires and was too poor to provide it with a good tray or stone. I only wish it was taken care of better but at least it is healthy and displayed.
 
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Yes, the tree was a gift to me years ago from Lenz. Later, when I was confident of its continued care I donated this imperial sized tree to the Como bonsai collection in Minneapolis St. Paul. It is alive and well. Sadly it resides in a fairly unaesthetic wood pot. It needs a wiring and some positional tweaking but is very healthy and had been pruned and thinned recently when I last saw it on display. It is a impressive and wonderful tree. I have a recent pic someehere
Wow, you donated a wonderful tree to the public. What does imperial size mean?
 

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Wow, you donated a wonderful tree to the public. What does imperial size mean?
David is a busy guy, basically it means BIG. Here is an older breakdown of size definitions that many still go by -

The size classifications, increasing in size:

Keshitsubo: 1-3" (3-8 cm)

Shito: 2-4" (5-10 cm)

Mame: 2-6" (5-15 cm)

Shohin: 5-8" (13-20 cm)

Komono: 6-10" (15-25 cm)

Katade-mochi: 10-18" (25-46 cm)

Chumono / Chiu: 16-36" (41-91 cm)

Omono / Dai: 30-48" (76-122 cm)

Hachi-uye: 40-60" (102-152 cm)

Imperial: 60-80" (152-203 cm)

Grimmy
 

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Height is a sliding scale and can be deceptive in describing a tree's size. I like to include weight as well as height. The Japanese also do this to some extent. They can reference the number of people it takes to lift a given tree --"one man" "two man," "four man" etc. That White Cedar is definitely a four man tree!
 
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In an ongoing effort to culturally be translatable and appropriate centered, the Norbilly cultural region bonzo size classifications, increasing in size:

Itsy: 1-3" (3-8 cm)

Winky: 2-4" (5-10 cm)

Short-small: 2-6" (5-15 cm)

Smalls: 5-8" (13-20 cm)

Halfling: 6-10" (15-25 cm)

Midland: 10-18" (25-46 cm)

Chunky: 16-36" (41-91 cm)

Tallstien: 30-48" (76-122 cm)

Honker: 40-60" (102-152 cm)

Mombo: 60-80" (152-203 cm)
 

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In an ongoing effort to culturally be translatable and appropriate centered, the Norbilly cultural region bonzo size classifications, increasing in size:

Itsy: 1-3" (3-8 cm)

Winky: 2-4" (5-10 cm)

Short-small: 2-6" (5-15 cm)

Smalls: 5-8" (13-20 cm)

Halfling: 6-10" (15-25 cm)

Midland: 10-18" (25-46 cm)

Chunky: 16-36" (41-91 cm)

Tallstien: 30-48" (76-122 cm)

Honker: 40-60" (102-152 cm)

Mombo: 60-80" (152-203 cm)
Hmmmm, I definitely have a Tallstien or two or three but I'd have to get the tape measure out because I may have a Mombo on my hands and don't even know it,, so to speak. :rolleyes:
 

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