First post (not a bonsai...yet) Silver maple

PsillyRabbit

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So this is not in a dish, or a container at all for that matter. After a decade+ of training I would crack the cement and take it with me if/when I move.
I know its not even close to a bonsai but figured you would be the people to enjoy it. The leaves still come out at a normal size. But I defoliate it many times a year only leaving the smaller underdeveloped leaves to add to the bonsai effect. That is the only "trimming" done. Other than that I have tried very hard to not break a single brach. Just to wrap/braid it in. At 10 years a silver maple should be a foundation eating monster.
 

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Reminds me of a long length of rope that I pulled apart in the wrong place and managed to get it all tangled and knotted up.
 

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Twists are for Kids!

Welcome to Crazy!

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PsillyRabbit

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Twists are for kids ha, Arn't you the clever one. Thanks for the welcome.
First pic is a video. Is it showing up for you all?
 
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The video does work. So do you intend for this to become a bonsai some day? If so, you'll likely have to chop off at least 90-95% of those tangled branches to start building trunk taper and primary branching, etc.
 

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Also, please update your profile with location information. It helps us help you.
 

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It was never my intention for this to be a bonsai. I guess the title suggest that- but if it's ever moved it would probably be transplanted back into the ground. Or a large container.
Maybe this would be considered a "circus" tree? I just thought that this community would appreciate the time put in to the training. Theres no way I could chop this one at this point. I will update my profile and share some of my other projects soon.
 
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