Formal uprights

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I've noticed there really arent many formal uprights on this site.

Sooooo. . . . If you have a F.U.(haha) lets see it. any species deciduios/evergreen, typical or not, whatever it is in formal upright style.
 

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Not one here. Yet. Want to develop one but just haven't came across the right tree yet. Not even sure on the species yet. Maybe a Bald Cypress or a Redwood . Kind of looking forward toseeing some other member's formal upright trees though.
 

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Here are the two trees I have that are closest to formal upright. The beech has a little movement above the first branch, so purists may scoff...the strict definition is why the formal upright style is relatively rare.
 

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Here are the two trees I have that are closest to formal upright. The beech has a little movement above the first branch, so purists may scoff...the strict definition is why the formal upright style is relatively rare.
Those are both great looking trees! No scoffing here. Love the bark on that Beech. I was thinking of using a bald cypress,dawn redwood or a hinoki cypress. I've found a couple of each that would work at a nursery near here. Just have to decide on who it will be.
 
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These are bad photos but its the single best formal upright I've owned. Probably should not have sold it, but someone else wanted it really badly....
 

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wow guys, I didn't expect to have so many of the uppers reply, Thanks to all of you guys.

Absolutely fantastic trees, Thanks again for taking the time to post. Bnut is my only connection to the bonsai comm. and threads that do well like this are the reason i remain a Bnut member exclusively.

If anyone has anymore formal uprights lets see um'
 

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Here are a few formal upright style bonsai from my collection:

RAF Dwarf Scots pine
Trident maple
Seiju elm

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Really like the Seiju Elm Bill. I've seen it before somewhere on some internet search. It's sweet. Do you still have it?
 

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Here is another, although it may be a little too informal It is a cedar (Thula occidentals) collected in 2005.

Not to hijack this thread, but I seem to always be disappointed in the pictures of my trees. I just assumed it was because I am not a very good photographer but looking at some of them for awhile I realized it is often because a picture is two dimensional. You can't tell if a branch is coming out or going back or to the side. So it often looks like a jumble of crossing branches. How do you avoid that?
 

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Here is another, although it may be a little too informal It is a cedar (Thula occidentals) collected in 2005.

Not to hijack this thread, but I seem to always be disappointed in the pictures of my trees. I just assumed it was because I am not a very good photographer but looking at some of them for awhile I realized it is often because a picture is two dimensional. You can't tell if a branch is coming out or going back or to the side. So it often looks like a jumble of crossing branches. How do you avoid that?
i think the best way to document a tree is through a video, this is becoming more and more popular on this site and a video really captures the 3-d aspect of the specimen.

where did you get the pot for this tree btw its fantastic?
 

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