Quercus ithaburensis

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This is a Q. ithaburensis, or Tabor oak, I've been working on in our study group with Peter Adams. It started out three years ago as a 15 gallon nursery tree.

Year one, after initial chop.


Peter's drawing of future styling.


Yesterday, after first full wiring.


I've got a gray Walsall pot on order to put this in in March.

Paul
 

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That is an amazing tree and the drawing is equally beautiful. I love the style design (is that redundant?). I can't wait to see the updates.
 

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Any pics with leaves?Nice oak,im somewhat surprised at how well its ramifying.
 

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I'll post an update when it leafs out.
Its a vigorous grower which helps get the ramification. Humic acid helps too.
 

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Paul,

that's a nice looking oak, looking forward to seeing it develop.

jeff
 

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In the new pot and covered with leaves. We had an unseasonal late frost just as the buds were opening and I lost a few small branches and a lot of the new leaves are 3-4 times normal size but I'm just going to let it grow in the new pot this year this year. Next year I'll start defoliation to develop ramification.

Paul
 

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PaulH,

I've never seen a more wretched, misbegotten, well, just ugly, tree in my life. If you can no longer live with the shame of possessing such a malignant growth, ship it to me to dispossess yourself of this stain on your repute, and for three generation to come. So great must your burden of humiliation be that I'll gladly bear the burden of shipping and handling (and handling, yea, your burden is too great to bear alone) by myself.

I've never seen this approach work. I've tried it a few times and seen it tried a few more. So, I just have to give it a shot.

Seriously, great tree and great potential.
By the way, anyone not have a horrible winter and even worse early spring?

Thanks for posting this inspiring project. Best of luck with it.

Ray
 

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You have the touch with oaks. Good job.
 

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Paul,
I always enjoy your Oak postings and am quite envious of your ability to find such good starter material.
Your Oaks are some of the best oak bonsai that I've seen.
Show us more please,:D

Bob O
 

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Very nice oaks. You've done a great job with them.
 

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Update

This is the time of year I defoliate my healthy deciduous oaks. Here's the ithaburensis today before and after defoliation and wiring.
 

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I've never seen a more wretched, misbegotten, well, just ugly, tree in my life. If you can no longer live with the shame of possessing such a malignant growth, ship it to me to dispossess yourself of this stain on your repute, and for three generation to come. So great must your burden of humiliation be that I'll gladly bear the burden of shipping and handling (and handling, yea, your burden is too great to bear alone) by myself.
I completely concur. Peters drawing showed another branch toward the front. What happened to it?
 

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Paul is this the Tabor Oak as in Mt. Tabor in Israel? Do you happen to know whether if indeed it is that Mt. Tabor if it is the same species as Abrahams Oak?
 

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Paul is this the Tabor Oak as in Mt. Tabor in Israel? Do you happen to know whether if indeed it is that Mt. Tabor if it is the same species as Abrahams Oak?
A little Googling and I learned that Abraham's oak is Quercus coccifera var. palaestina, or Kermes oak.

Q ithaburensis is known as Israeli oak or Tabor oak.
 
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