The Tree Thread

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This looks like there is a nice tree inside, when are you going to wire it?
Here's what I started with when I repotted in Feb 2016:

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I'm pleased that you find the structure I affected (with wire) to be naturalistic/realistic/believable. :p

I agree that I am failing with the fine details and foliage. This is yet another example of me doing the "old 2-step" = one step forward, two steps back. I have many more ... :(
 
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This is a Shimpaku I’ve been rehabbing and restyling for 3 years. This weekend I did major trunk bending (4-gauge aided by guy wires) and then set to work on detail wiring. I’m probably only 1/4 done after 4 hours 😥

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The left side is the weakest part of the tree; I’m nearly done wiring that branch (the top and right need a lot of work). In 2017 I found the entire shin of the tree had rotted out.
 
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Love working on Shimpaku, i picked up a large one from Telperion at the Rendezvous. So far just a bit of clean up has been done, Need to sit with it for awhile before beginning.
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Here is a survivor! Collected 18 months ago, buds set everywhere, grow box filled with new white roots. Ready to start initial design work.
Sub Alpine Fir, Triple Trunk. Tree was collected early spring 2017, put in wooden box, pure pumice. Will be moving in to the workshop for trunk positioning work this week. Also need to consider apex height on the two smaller trunks. That will be the beginning. Branch selection and placement will wait until those decisions are in place. IMG_0832.JPG IMG_0832.JPG IMG_0832.JPG IMG_0832.JPG IMG_0832.JPG IMG_0832.JPG
 
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Love working on Shimpaku, i picked up a large one from Telperion at the Rendezvous. So far just a bit of clean up has been done, Need to sit with it for awhile before beginning.
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Here is a survivor! Collected 18 months ago, buds set everywhere, grow box filled with new white roots. Ready to start initial design work.
Sub Alpine Fir, Triple Trunk. Tree was collected early spring 2017, put in wooden box, pure pumice. Will be moving in to the workshop for trunk positioning work this week. Also need to consider apex height on the two smaller trunks. That will be the beginning. Branch selection and placement will wait until those decisions are in place. View attachment 212784 View attachment 212784 View attachment 212784 View attachment 212784 View attachment 212784 View attachment 212784
I like that! Abies lasiocarpa is the latin name right?
there's a few of these knocking about in one of my 'go to' places, i believe this is one right here, the trunk is very rubbery and bendy
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Ryan neil has some stunning examples of the species.

looking forward to seeing you wire that one out.
 
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Abies lasiocarpa is the latin name right?
there's a few of these knocking about in one of my 'go to' places, i believe this is one right here, the trunk is very rubbery and bendy
Correct! They’re great. I have two of them. Here’s a cargo van full of them: (plus some errant lodgepole pine)

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After collection they’re sensitive to heat. They’ll let you know when they’ve returned to thriving post-collection by throwing out a ton of backbuds on old wood.

@Riversedgebonsai congrats on the new Shimpaku! I wish I had purchased one from Telperion at the Rendezvous.
 
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Correct! They’re great. I have two of them. Here’s a cargo van full of them: (plus some errant lodgepole pine)

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After collection they’re sensitive to heat. They’ll let you know when they’ve returned to thriving post-collection by throwing out a ton of backbuds on old wood.

@Riversedgebonsai congrats on the new Shimpaku! I wish I had purchased one from Telperion at the Rendezvous.
Here is a picture of the backbudding to illustrate the comment you posted! The brown buds cover all the bare trunks and most areas of the bare branches that are still living. IMG_1206.JPG
 
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And the Shimpaku i acquired from Telperion Farms. I had asked Chris to select one ahead of time and bring it to Rendezvous. It was not one of those on display! I had assistance from Gary as well which was much appreciated. So far just minor clean up and getting to know the tree. IMG_1212.JPG IMG_1213.JPG
 

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