getting movement into a shimpaku trunk.. without wire

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i was watching lindsay farr's world of bonsai, and i saw one episode and was very confused. there was a part where they showed how to add a lot of movement into the trunk by just adding spiraling shari. does anyone know how this works? the part in question startrs at 2:08. heres a link: http://bonsaibasho.com/micromarket/#/library/library/a82
 
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The link you have posted seems to be broken... anyways I remember seeing that episode, was a while ago... remembering back, I beleive the process that they were getting at was more of a continual scaring effect.
So the shari is done, it is allowed to heal... then the newly healed over scar tissue is then scared again... and so on. Each time increasing it's size.
 

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i understand shari and deadwood completely, the removal of bark to show the deadwood underneath. but he shows a beautiful tree that he says the movement was created with the scaring. he says that the movement and twisting was created while making the shari, and that carving out the bark will cause the tree to spiral.
 
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by creating a shari, and going through a process of constantly scaring the tissue and letting it heal, and re-scaring... after a while builds up and creates large reliefs on the tree that eventually distorts the shape of the tree... so, if I had a straight trunk, and created a spiral shari, and continued the scaring technique, eventually it would build up, where you would not even know that it was originally sraight, would look as though you took a tree and wrapped it around a pole, then removed the pole.
 

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Part of it is likely image rather than actuality, the spiriling shari/live bein give a zig-zag appearance to the tree. Realize that it is a dangerous procedure.
 

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There was an article in Bonsai Today ( or maybe B Focus ) where shari was used to straighten a trunk. It was rather complex but the author also talked about using shari to put movement in a trunk. If I happen to find the article I'll post the issue number.
 

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There was a great progression by Smoke on how to do yamadori style junipers.
 

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