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TomB

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Tonight’s repot. Shohin Acer palmatum work-in-progress, ground layered over the last year from one that wasn’t really working. Plenty of room for root development in this pot, it will probably go into a more realistically-sized pot next year.C4D02DF6-0061-448E-BF8F-418317547D3E.jpeg4D964C7A-8B32-4208-9D79-DD62DDFF7F5B.jpeg24FBF185-6E1B-4BE5-A677-451FE39A8771.jpegBA5290A2-230B-4EB7-81A5-54C1F5C7508E.jpeg
 

parhamr

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I did a little bonsai presentation and group activity at work last week. I brought in four sapling Scots Pine on which I had applied 6-gauge wire.

I instructed my coworkers to twist up the trees as tight as they could, in the direction of the wire, without tearing the bark. None of them snapped the trunk or tore the bark! (I did, ha!) Later in the night I tightened up the bends to this state:
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n8y

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Picked up this Japanese Beech from a lady in Sacramento over the summer. A few big trunk scars (and more on the back) that I re-cut to help heal over. I'll take a look at those this spring. I'm very happy with the branch placement and think it'll look real nice after a few years of ramification. I'm not in an ideal area for beech, but it's survived in Sacramento for several years after being imported from Japan.

I think I'd also like to try some root grafting to improve the nebari. Do I need Japanese Beech seedlings for that? Or will European/American work?

I did some wiring last weekend to get a few branches improved. Here's a picture from today.

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