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I follow this blog - probably the best blog on the internet at this time. I thought today's posting was interesting...

http://kingii.blogspot.com/2010/06/79-san-juan-la-japonesa.html

 

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I think the same thing happened to one of Guy Guidry's, but under a different set of circumstances.
 

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Wish I could read spanish. This looks weird to me. For what reason is this bonsai being burned?

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I can't read it either. Could someone explain to us why this bonsai was burned?
 

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I tried translating it with GoogleChrome, but the direct translations are always a little messed up. When translated from Spanish to English it said:

"and at night fire! ... think it's crazy, but the Valencia burn more expensive things in the failures and nobody says anything"

I'm guessing it was dead, I can't believe that: 1. Anyone would waste a tree like that just for "fun" and 2. that something that was alive would burn that fast and with that big of flame...

hopefully it was dead
 
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Totally dead... there isn't an once of green on any of the needles. The fact that someone let a tree worth thousands of dollars die is more a shame than setting it on fire afterwards... :(

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Unless you can get that the tree was dead from the text, I think it was destroyed in anger. "but the Valencia burn more expensive things in the failures and nobody says anything" I take to mean that passionate artists sometimes destroy their works because they are not happy with it. Heavily carved furniture burns well and marble sculptures shatter when pushed over. Maybe this was just tree that died but could just as easily been alive but "flawed".

I don't think that small of tree would produce that kind of flame on it's own no matter how dry it was. Dead or alive, I think an accelerant was used.
 

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It's a great blog and I learn a lot from it - you can see on earlier post they work on JPB and I know exactly what to do now and when to do it.

If you looks at this picture, you can tell the tree was already dead. Anyway, scroll through the other posts, it's update almost daily with lost of amazing pictures.

 

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The night of Sant Juan, 23 of June, is the shortest of the year in the northern hemisphere and basically means the triumph of light over dark. The basic characteristics of these rituals are fire, water and the sun. Legend has it that the bonfires that burn on this night can cure diseases of the skin and cleanse the body and soul. One can even change a bad year into a good one simply by jumping over the bonfire a minimum of three times.

Fiesta de San Juan - late June, a major event in Valencia and all over Spain, celebrating the Summer Solstice and the longest day, with traditional festivities, including street parties, concerts and fireworks, together with parties well into the short night.


I still wouldnt burn any tree that beautiful though =)
 
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T The fact that someone let a tree worth thousands of dollars die is more a shame than setting it on fire afterwards... :(

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Well, last summer there was a story on the japanese TV about a bonsai nursery in Ômiya where several masterpiece pines had died because, it was said, someone had spilled some weed-killer on them.
But a few weeks later, it was known that they had died from bad care and that the weed-killer story was just a desesperate attempt at covering the truth.
 

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I believe that in some cases they destroy "inferior trees" to maintain a set market for "good" trees. You know us bonsaiist like a deal, so burn the discount stuff in favor of getting good price for good materials, takes that let me rescue that sad tree option away.
 

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Maybe I should collect dead trees and make a bonfire with them one day?
 

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Wow zombie thread is right! LOL

I looked at the blog and the pictures before it suggest that the tree was alive and sacrificed. At least from what I can tell it's a pine they are burning. and it's greener than green

From the looks of his eyes seems the "smoke" got to him :p

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Same tree no?
 

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When a cherished effort dies.
Burn, collect the ashes and ask a potter to make a glaze
for a pot.
Memories.
Good Day
Anthony
 

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If it is being done to live trees, that is just stupid. I'm sorry.
 

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Unless you can get that the tree was dead from the text, I think it was destroyed in anger. "but the Valencia burn more expensive things in the failures and nobody says anything" I take to mean that passionate artists sometimes destroy their works because they are not happy with it. Heavily carved furniture burns well and marble sculptures shatter when pushed over. Maybe this was just tree that died but could just as easily been alive but "flawed".

I don't think that small of tree would produce that kind of flame on it's own no matter how dry it was. Dead or alive, I think an accelerant was used.

"failure" here is google's poor attempt at a translation of Fallas, a huge anual street celebration in Valencia where they make these giant sculptures of papier mache (satirical usually, quite stunning and awefully expensive) and burn them. Nothing to do with frustration or anger
 

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