Stumped potensai or not? ;)

John Hill

Mame
Messages
187
Reaction score
2
Location
oHIo zone 5b
This is another trident stump that is ready for my demise. All in all it is a fairly decent stump with not to many scars except the one half way up the trunk. It has healed over well but healing left a bit of an inverse. But I will look past this for now. I would like to see what all you bonsai people would do with this potensai :) I know it has quit a few years ahead so don't tell me to put it in the ground for awhile;)
Right now it looks like a pom pom topiary. But in 3 to 5 years it may become a prebonsai ;)

A Friend in bonsai
John
 

irene_b

Omono
Messages
1,415
Reaction score
2
Where are you wanting it to go John?
How about a closer shot?
Irene
 

wahoo172

Yamadori
Messages
66
Reaction score
1
Location
Lakeland, Florida
stump

It looks like a one armed guy doing military presses to me.
I would lose the arm, elbow and forearm. Keep the branch that goes oposite the beer bottle.
If you are attached to the growth above the elbow... air layer that into another tree. Then choose your branches from the 50 or so that will sprout when you cut it.
Just my opinion

George
 

Rick Moquin

Omono
Messages
1,245
Reaction score
12
Location
Dartmouth, NS Canada
USDA Zone
6a
John,

My best advice on this one would be to send an e-mail off to Matt Outwinga wrt the future. No one IMHO has more experience on the net these days with Tridents than Matt. You nay even want to discuss stumpy with him. Just a thought...
 

Dale Cochoy

Shohin
Messages
268
Reaction score
54
Location
Hartville, Ohio
USDA Zone
5
No one IMHO has more experience on the net these days with Tridents than Matt. You nay even want to discuss stumpy with him. Just a thought...

hmmmm?

John,
Sometimes a cheap price on a big hunk of stock is not a good buy? Did you forsee the years involved in your climate to turn this tree around?;) :D ;)

Dale
 

irene_b

Omono
Messages
1,415
Reaction score
2
Matt is a very good choice but we also have Al (Smoke) as well.
Irene
 

John Hill

Mame
Messages
187
Reaction score
2
Location
oHIo zone 5b
I agree with all of you this is a challenge that I knew I was getting into but the price was luring.

Dale I knew this would be a 5 -6 year project at least in our climate but I think that if you were to put it in a hoop house it would speed things up. The only thing is the scars that would be left afterwards.
This is what I love about cheap stock ;)
The trunk and the developing nebari is what sold me. But hey I don't plan on showing this tree its just for the neighbors ;)

Rick,
Matt is great when it comes to tridents for sure and I could not say anything bad about him, Fantastic fellow.
I know Al is as well but he has the climate for quicker development.
Dale is closer to me anyway :)

I will keep you all up on its development. This is just one of few ;)

But I am curious of what you guys would do if you had it and the time frame you would think to get there.

A Friend in bonsai
John
 

Tachigi

Omono
Messages
1,201
Reaction score
32
Location
PA.
USDA Zone
6b
Hi John, Sorry for chiming in so late. I would take the top and airlayer it off right around the scar below the left hand branch in the second picture. From what I can see theres a nice tree up there. As for below ...well ... The nebari looks tasty from your pics so I guess after the layer I would let it pop and see where it takes you.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Quince I'm stumped General Discussion 8
A Stumped with front and design of lodgepole pine Pines 3
MaverickLancer This Procumbens Has Me Stumped! Junipers 27
subnet_rx Japanese Maple Potensai? New to Bonsai 7
tanlu JBP potensai Pines 6

Similar threads

Top Bottom