Semi-cascade five needle pine

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A nice five needle pine to start off this forum. This tree is for sale currently at Bonsai Hokaen for about $500. A little more time and this tree could really look nice.

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Now I know why this forum bothers me so much! You are such a tease!

Seriously, though, isn't it time for the lowest branch in the back to be cut off? How much bigger do we need the trunk, anyway?;)
 
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I checked this website, and the price of the tree indicated is 8000 Yen, which is about $80. It is a very nice little tree, though.
 

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this tree isn't a five-needle pine. It's a Japanese Red Pine, and for some reason is rarely seen in Western Bonsai. I just started working on 2 JRP for bunjin. They're vigorous and back bud very well.
 

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I like the pine -- whatever kind it is.

It is a bit similar to my small (8 inch) Virginia pine.
 

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I personally think it is worth every bit of $500... seeing that it is planted in the chalice of the Holy Grail !!!
 

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I thought a semi-cascade had to bend down below the rim of the pot at some point:confused:
 

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It looks similar, but JRP have much straighter needles and are more hardy than Virginia Pines. I could be wrong, but based on the pot selection and styling, I believe this photo was taken in Japan. I also dont think this qualifies as a semi cascade.

Seems like the person who originally posted this hasn't checked for comments.
 

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Seems like the person who originally posted this hasn't checked for comments.

The individual who originally posted this is the moderator of this site. Its interesting that this was originally posted over five years ago and the tree is still posted on the link. I guess no one is willing to shell out that amount of dough for this particular tree. I know I wouldn't.:D

Oh, and I agree, this isn't a white pine.
 

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It's a chopstick in a ceramic cup. I'm positive the photo was taken in Japan. If so, this is definitely a JRP. They are commonly grown for bunjin, but this one just needs to age another 10 years or so in a larger, more appropriate pot.
 
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The tree is sold. So someone did shell out the required amount of yens to take it home.
 
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Personally I think the tree is nice, but man I do not like the pot at all! I think this is a good candidate for the Shakan style with a little more development of the upper growth.

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It looks similar, but JRP have much straighter needles and are more hardy than Virginia Pines. I could be wrong, but based on the pot selection and styling, I believe this photo was taken in Japan. I also dont think this qualifies as a semi cascade.

Seems like the person who originally posted this hasn't checked for comments.
I got the impression that Japanese Red pine were not very strong/hardy trees on their own roots. Does this mean that Virginia pines are downright delicate then?
 

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Haha, I love that the comments on this thread are in three distinct blocks, each separated from the others by FOUR YEARS!!! 2006/7 . . . then nothing until 2011 . . . then nothing until 2015. Awesome. I wonder where this bent coat-hanger ended up? It might actually be a tree by now . . .
 

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Personally I am curious why all of a sudden we are encountering all of these threads that in some cases go beck most of a decade?
 

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Think about it Vance. It will come to you.
 

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Chris Johnston????????????????????????????????????????
 

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