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Lately there has been some interest in the Hinoki Cypress expressed in a number of threads. Personally I would like to see how many of us actually have these wonderful trees and what we have learned about them and what we are doing with them. If you all would be so kind as to post pictures and or videos I would be over-joyed to look at them.

Here are three examples of the tree I have been working with over the last three years.

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Well, Damn, Vance! I could have sworn I've had a few over the years, but searching back through my extensive galleries here, it appears I never had even one that rose to the level of me bothering to photograph it formally! Dan Robinson has several I know of that have turned out quite spectacularly, included some in my retrospective book of his work, but I have not a single one to talk about own my own right. But I can say, a good one styled and nurtured well can become a thing of great beauty.

My post below is a photograph of one of Dan Robinson's trees, started by Bertram Bruenner in 1950, grown in the ground until 1993 when Bert offered it to Dan. It is a spectacular tree to this day, and the photo is one of my favorites from my book about Dan. Enjoy!

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Well, Damn, Vance! I could have sworn I've had a few over the years, but searching back through my extensive galleries here, it appears I never had even one that rose to the level of me bothering to photograph it formally! Dan Robinson has several I know of that have turned out quite spectacularly, included some in my retrospective book of his work, but I have not a single one to talk about own my own right. But I can say, a good one styled and nurtured well can become a thing of great beauty.

My post below is a photograph of one of Dan Robinson's trees, started by Bertram Bruenner in 1950, grown in the ground until 1993 when Bert offered it to Dan. It is a spectacular tree to this day, and the photo is one of my favorites from my book about Dan. Enjoy!

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It's a spectacularly beautiful tree and perhaps the best example of an Hinoki bonsai I know of. I am hoping that every body with one or two or more will take the time to post photos of them and provide some details about them.
 

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Here are a couple I am working on right now. Both were repotted in the spring with major root reduction but endured it without skipping a beat. Both will get major structural wiring in September. The small one is a C. obtusa “Nana” but I am not sure if it is a “Nana Gracilis”. The larger one is supposed to be a C. obtusa “Kosterii” but the foliage is not as coarse as “Kosterii” is supposed to be so it may be a “Nana” too. My others are being grown in the ground for now.

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Vance, I love the second tree pictured. Foliage holds itself perfectly at that scale. Never had hinoki, probably never will but I saw one in oakland once that really spoke to me. I'll see if I can find a pic..
 
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This first one is a Hinoki 'Mariessi' that ive had for several years. It was languishing, so two years ago I put it in the ground to get healthy, which it has. This spring, I removed the two bottom bar branches, and a heavy tuft from the apex. The plan is to lift it this August, and if the roots are healthy, bare root it and pot it up. If not, then back into the ground.

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This next one is a Hinoki 'Torulosa' which has interesting twisty foliage that is going to be difficult to train. I purchased it this June and immediately bare rooted it. I pruned off the tops but no other foliage to give it some recovery strength. It looks like crap, but I'll just keave this one alone until it recovers. Then I can begin pruning, shaping, and wiring. The trunk base is odd in that it. Has two trunks that wind around each other, and a third branch that goes off to the left. It would be awesome if I can get the two to fuse, but not sure if that's possible.

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Here is my lone hinoki I've been working on.
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Have you thought about reducing the tree? I see so many Hinokis that kind of languish in no-where-land because people let them go, hoping that time will help them out with design, and it never does. Even the Dancing Lady languished for years because I didn't take the effort to design the tree, it refused to design itself.
 
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Have you thought about reducing the tree? I see so many Hinokis that kind of languish in no-where-land because people let them go, hoping that time will help them out with design, and it never does. Even the Dancing Lady languished for years because I didn't take the effort to design the tree, it refused to design itself.
It crossed my mind when i was doing the guy wires the other day. I just have no idea where i would reduce it to. The foliage is fairly far off the trunk all over the tree and I've been afraid to do too much because i dont want a pom-pom hinoki. I was thinking if I let the pads keep growing and i wire them out a bit wider i can give the illusion of foliage close to the trunk.
 
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Do you have any information on the tree?
It's bought 10+ years ago as a garden tree ( for less then the price of a t-shirt) grafted with obtusa nana. Fist repotting/ styling was done at J.P. Polmans http://www.edauchikai.be/Nieuwe website/?page_id=917 I haven't seen this tree for a while but it's now in a yamaki pot. Here is another one. (picture from ed van de reek, tree from willem teteroo)
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It's a spectacularly beautiful tree and perhaps the best example of an Hinoki bonsai I know of. I am hoping that every body with one or two or more will take the time to post photos of them and provide some details about them.
So here are a few more I dug up in some old files. The first several are mine,

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then three more of Dan's.

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I bought this one this past spring from NEBG. I was told it was a Mark Comstock tree. It fell off the bench the third week I owned it and I am just watching how it grows for now to make sure it is healthy before I do too much. Hope to use it for workshop next spring.
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Massive frawns or fans.
I like NEB. Wont buy their soil anymore, but as a great place to kick around for a couple hours...
I need to get to one of their classes on pines next time we go that way in the Fall.
 

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I've got one.

Here's a pic I shot yesterday:
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How it started its journey :

Theres a good pic of your hinoki in there too @Vance Wood

Here's my hinoki bible:
I forgot who but the article is written by a fellow bnut.
 

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