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Gutierrez

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Hello folks, this is my first time posting here. I have just received my first bald cypress bonsai and it is collected material. I noticed that on of the surface roots curves up. I have noticed this in a few photos of Bald Cypress bonsai. Question being is this considered a "knee" or does this type of root have a name?

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Orlando
 

irene_b

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Hello folks, this is my first time posting here. I have just received my first bald cypress bonsai and it is collected material. I noticed that on of the surface roots curves up. I have noticed this in a few photos of Bald Cypress bonsai. Question being is this considered a "knee" or does this type of root have a name?

Thanks,


Orlando
Pictures are worth a thousand words and your location would help....
 

rockm

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Picture would help, but, Bald cypress roots that curve up are not knees. They can become knees in certain situations in a local environment-which don't commonly occur in a bonsai pot however. Knees can be formed in several ways with BC in the ground.THey can be formed in other ways also, depends on the local growing conditions.

Knees generally don't arise in bonsai containers--at least not real knees. Some unfamiliar with BC mistake wayward roots for them.

For the most part, knees collected with bonsai-bound BC are way out of scale and look strange.
 
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Gutierrez

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Thanks for the help.
 

digger714

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Here is a cypress knee my grandfather gave me years ago. Im not sure where it came from, but always thought it was cool. Anyway, i wanted to post a pic so some people that havent seen them, know what they are. i have friends in florida, so i have seen them. Pretty cool.
 

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