Japanese White Pine #'s 3-6 :)

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So... I have always wanted to have a really gorgeous and well made JWP, although I never expected to have one this large. I'm calling it 3/6 or (36) as it's bigger than the last larger JWP I had by at least 3 times! I went looking for something good as badly made JWP are legion out there... But this tree just sort of fell into my lap from a seller that is going to be moving to FLA. With the feel of multiple trunklines, it really made me gravitate toward it. It needs plenty of work and for me it is too symmetrical in styling. I will be working to change the tree up so it's more natural in its silhouette and still respect all the past work that the tree has had done to it. Mauro has been working this tree for a few years for the seller, and Will Baddely did the carving, so it's been in some more talented hands than I. I do hope to do it justice... These are a couple photos from a break in the rains... I will do more cleanup on the tree, and take some better ones if we ever get some sun back here before winter storage time. Of course it just shed the fall needles so it's a bit more open than it normally would be during the season.

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Nice tree, but get a forklift. 😁
Hey it's still not as big as Don Blackmonds big Bald cypress Kiddie pool style.... :eek:
Woah! That’s fantastic. Great tree Judy!
Love it so much. JWP is my favorite.
Thank you both, I have always loved JWP too. But so many have tragic flaws, and most look like a tree glued to the trunk. I was specific in looking for good bark all the way up.
 

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Hey it's still not as big as Don Blackmonds big Bald cypress Kiddie pool style.... :eek:


Thank you both, I have always loved JWP too. But so many have tragic flaws, and most look like a tree glued to the trunk. I was specific in looking for good bark all the way up.
Kiddie pool style---
 

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It’s truly a monster of a tree…it’s in good hands once again. There’s no doubt in my mind you’ll continue to improve it…
 

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I love the size of that tree! When I started I was under the impression that I was going to have all shohin sized trees. I love the intricate details that I see on them, but I know that realistically, most of my trees will be chuhin sized. I think as they progress I will be able to have them in shohin pots, but I don't think I can provide them the amount of work and dedication in order to keep them that size until I fully retire from working. Maybe dwarf size trees like my kiyohime and chojubai will stay as shohin for me.
 

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I love the size of that tree! When I started I was under the impression that I was going to have all shohin sized trees. I love the intricate details that I see on them, but I know that realistically, most of my trees will be chuhin sized. I think as they progress I will be able to have them in shohin pots, but I don't think I can provide them the amount of work and dedication in order to keep them that size until I fully retire from working. Maybe dwarf size trees like my kiyohime and chojubai will stay as shohin for me.
They just always want to grow out of shohin size and sometimes you can't do much other than start the process over to keep them there. And like I said it's not really the same sort of developing work as you get with slightly larger material. It seemed to me to feel limiting in some ways.
 

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So... I have always wanted to have a really gorgeous and well made JWP, although I never expected to have one this large. I'm calling it 3/6 or (36) as it's bigger than the last larger JWP I had by at least 3 times! I went looking for something good as badly made JWP are legion out there... But this tree just sort of fell into my lap from a seller that is going to be moving to FLA. With the feel of multiple trunklines, it really made me gravitate toward it. It needs plenty of work and for me it is too symmetrical in styling. I will be working to change the tree up so it's more natural in its silhouette and still respect all the past work that the tree has had done to it. Mauro has been working this tree for a few years for the seller, and Will Baddely did the carving, so it's been in some more talented hands than I. I do hope to do it justice... These are a couple photos from a break in the rains... I will do more cleanup on the tree, and take some better ones if we ever get some sun back here before winter storage time. Of course it just shed the fall needles so it's a bit more open than it normally would be during the season.

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Looking Good!
 

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So... I have always wanted to have a really gorgeous and well made JWP, although I never expected to have one this large. I'm calling it 3/6 or (36) as it's bigger than the last larger JWP I had by at least 3 times! I went looking for something good as badly made JWP are legion out there... But this tree just sort of fell into my lap from a seller that is going to be moving to FLA. With the feel of multiple trunklines, it really made me gravitate toward it. It needs plenty of work and for me it is too symmetrical in styling. I will be working to change the tree up so it's more natural in its silhouette and still respect all the past work that the tree has had done to it. Mauro has been working this tree for a few years for the seller, and Will Baddely did the carving, so it's been in some more talented hands than I. I do hope to do it justice... These are a couple photos from a break in the rains... I will do more cleanup on the tree, and take some better ones if we ever get some sun back here before winter storage time. Of course it just shed the fall needles so it's a bit more open than it normally would be during the season.

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Very Nice. Definitely a keeper. I wonder how many decades this tree has been worked on?
 

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