Maple Stick-in-a-pot #1

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Likely not going nowhere fast, just going at its own pace. That’s part of the hobby, giving things time to develop. Experimenting is too!

Funny, I just chopped a goodly number of the small Japanese maples I’m growing out, but more as it was their time imho then out of frustration.

Presently only one of the maples in the bunch out back are part of the trees I’m actively ‘working’. That’s because maple development takes a goodly amount of time. So these are passively growing out… for a year or two at a time. So they are all in the developmental parking lot, so to speak.

That’s really a good thing because we have way too many other trees in active development to pay much attention to these sticks in a pot anyways.

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Likely not going nowhere fast, just going at its own pace. That’s part of the hobby, giving things time to develop. Experimenting is too!

Funny, I just chopped a goodly number of the small Japanese maples I’m growing out, but more as it was their time imho then out of frustration.
Agreed. Now that I have a number of trees in various stages, I was able to look at my trees more honestly and assess next steps without feeling the pressure that I needed to be doing X or Y with this particular tree. This tree seemed in need of a chop now, at this earlier stage in its development, so that I would actually be developing this towards a nicer end. The alternative was to grow out the trunk further and then cut low to obtain taper and movement, but I figured this would lead to longer healing time of the larger scar. Now that the roots are growing on a tile, the trunk reduced to less than 2 inches and I have low shoots growing all over, I feel the tree is finally ready to begin its bonsai voyage with me.
 
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