Schefflera "banyan" style

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a little slow on the tropical forum these days.
 

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Hey Andy,
That second tree is seriously impressive.
Almost enough to make me want to get into tropicals.

Show us some more!
 

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Great to hear from you again Andy.
Hey, it looks like you got new fence, new benches/tables and new stands!!

That second tree is a beauty and it looks like you've gotten those leaves down pretty small..
Dale
 
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Thanks,Jay...you're in Florida and don't do tropicals?....wow

Hey Dale...new job and all have kept me busy.Just now finding a little time for bonsai.
The fence,stands and trees are actually at my workplace.The new owners haven't told me to take them home so I haven't.My yard is a complete disaster...too many trees and haven't had time since "Dolly" to clean it up much.
 

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update and backdate

Thought I'd add an old picture(circa March '04) and a new one after defoliation.

Andy
 

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Almost 1 month since defoliating and pruning....I have continued to remove any over large leaves and re cutting any branch that I did not get more than one back bud to break. You can see an "indentation" on the top right of the canopy.This resulted from loosing a couple of large branches last summer during hurricane "Dolly".This space had filled in pretty well,but the branched lacked character of any kind.
 

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I just found this thread! Hi Andy, this is the tree that inspired me to do some scheflera bonsai years ago! Thanks for the inspiration!
The loss of a few branches on top of this tree might be a blessing in disguise. I would trim some more of the top (on one side) and aim for a more irregular apex crown/canopy. This would make the tree look even taller I think. Here's a picture of what I mean.
Good day!
Si
 

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Joedes3 is still waitin..
 

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