One Seed Juniper (juniperus monosperma) Styling

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I collected this One Seed Juniper outside Santa Fe, NM Last spring. Pushed quite a bit of growth (juvenile) all last summer and has begun to extend with mature growth at the tips this season. Ive been practicing for about 7 years now and have quite a few trees I'm quite proud of, though nothing this large. I think this tree has great potential in its form natural dead wood and nebari and want to know what everyone thinks in regards to the style. Any photoshop wizards out there want to have a hand at a digital image? suggestions in form? What do you see that I'm not? Any and all suggestions welcome!! thanks!!IMG_2379.jpgIMG_6635.jpgIMG_8273.jpg
 
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The second picture tells a story, I kind of like it. If the trunk could be placed in an angle pointing towards the left, I'd say: that's a cool looking tree that nearly died, revived, and is doing well again.

I'm no expert on bonsai esthetics though.
 
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Great material, but I don't have a strong sense for where the design is going. But that's ok, just take your time with it and keep it healthy until it speaks to you. I think whenever it is due for repotting you'll want to play around with the potting angle and a turntable, while the nebari is a bit more uncovered.
 

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Clean up the deadwood & live vein. The let the folisge grow out a lot more. I do like front #2 at the moment
 

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Clean up the deadwood & live vein. The let the folisge grow out a lot more. I do like front #2 at the moment
Great material, but I don't have a strong sense for where the design is going. But that's ok, just take your time with it and keep it healthy until it speaks to you. I think whenever it is due for repotting you'll want to play around with the potting angle and a turntable, while the nebari is a bit more uncovered.

I found an angle somewhere between pic 2 and 3 that I really like. Im almost thinking a strong tilt of 15 or 20 degrees would look ok. I think what I'm having a hard time with is the amount of locations that the foliage is growing from. Being relatively new to the art, I'm so used to have my branches emanating from a single trunk or two. I'll post updated pics as I see promise and inspiration. Thanks for the advice!
 

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I collected this tree spring 16’ and things have been great. Reported in spring and let push. Growth was great. I clean up crotch and weak foliage, plus I cleaned up the deadwood and live vein. Intention was to let sit till fall 19’ when I intended on doing an extensive styling with several heavy bends. For whatever reason, after cleaning up the foliage and trunk after about 1 week several brown tips started showing. Much of the rest of tree is still in growth, butttt... anyways. I hope my clean up didn’t disturb too much live tissue leading to live branches and foliage. Thoughts?
 

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It does look like a lot of light brown live vein up to those branches only.

A color I wouldn't be comfortable exposing too much of.

Looks like that may be a place the tree doesn't want branches anyway...old jin...

Diggin it.

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