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Collected this olive a year ago with some friends from a 100+ year old orchard the owner wanted removed. This piece is about 1/6 of one of the stumps we dug.
Today I put it in a bonsai pot. It's amazing how strong these trees are. I originally flat cut the bottom with my chainsaw and when I transplanted it today the training box was full of roots!
Good thing my youngest son is still living here, The tree and pot + soil weigh about 125 pounds.
 

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"Good thing my youngest son is still living here, The tree and pot + soil weigh about 125 pounds."

I'll say, have him move it around too much and he'll have the arms of a professional body builder.
 

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Hey Paul,

Nice looking Olive. How are those collected junis doing from the 2009 collection trip to Bishop?

Jeff
 

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Hey Paul,

Nice looking Olive. How are those collected junis doing from the 2009 collection trip to Bishop?

Jeff
They're alive and well. I plan to start on one of them in our study group with Ryan Neil next month.
Paul
 

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Awesome stump. What a find. I was trying to visualize what you might plan to do with this later, and came up with a virt. Is this close to what you have in mind?
 

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This is fantastic material. You've got endless possibilities as far as deadwood features and overall design. Keep us posted with its future development!

I have heard stories about the resilience of Olives. Apparently, large trees have been ripped out of the ground with backhoes, transplanted to a different area, and they don't miss a beat. Pretty amazing species.
 

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Awesome stump. What a find. I was trying to visualize what you might plan to do with this later, and came up with a virt. Is this close to what you have in mind?
Nice! Thanks, Barry. Twin trunk is an idea I hadn't thought of.
That's what is so great about this forum and belonging to bonsai clubs. You get to take advantage of other people's ideas.
Paul
 
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