The Tree Thread

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Indeed. What’s that on the left in the blue pot, a big warty ginkgo?
Corkbark JBP Kyokko Yatsabusa in a Gyouzan pot.
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It is Bri. A recent purchase from Don. It reminds me of an old baroque cathedral. I love their quirky and unique growth characteristics. I'll have to take better pics of it.


Yatsubusa elm experiencing the wrath of Mother Nature as she introduces spring!

 

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Spent a rainy Sunday pulling old needles and removing wire. This tree is beginning to look good in spite of the fact that it doesn’t have any branches in the “right” places, and has repeatedly rejected my attempts to graft some!

So, this one will just have to be a “rule breaker” tree! I’ll wire it again after I decandle it this summer, and I expect by fall it should settle in. I might be able to show at the club level next year. It will be a couple more years before it can go to the Regional shows.

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Hokkaido Shinpaku started to grow again, it needs to fill in a lot more and thinking of grafting back branch on the top right
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The top is the money shot and is awesome, the rest kind of detracts from the whole image. Lots of intrigue!! Like a surfer or snowboarder going for a ride!

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Thanx but I don’t think I’m gonna get rid of the bottom part though :)
Ezo spruce styled as shimpaku
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Pinus Contorta ( collected Shore Pine)
I am happy with the basic styling, waiting for the foliage to compact and the shape to fill in.
 

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Pinus Contorta ( collected Shore Pine)
I am happy with the basic styling, waiting for the foliage to compact and the shape to fill in.
That’s actually a very nice trunk, I think you should try to get the apex lower though or remove some part or so.
A little Ezo with a long way to go, I’m rethinking the direction to go with this. We’ll see..
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That’s actually a very nice trunk, I think you should try to get the apex lower though or remove some part or so.
A little Ezo with a long way to go, I’m rethinking the direction to go with this. We’ll see..
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Yes, the initial styling and wiring is designed to open the branches and encourage the development closer to the trunk. As the interior develops over time the design will be compacted. Selected candle treatment and cutback will be the order of business for the next three or four years. By then the canopy will be more defined and fuller. Before reducing back the apex any further i wish to have more candles and buds in that area. This will allow me to wire form a more rounded lower apex.
This is my Sierra Juniper. It is in the process of changing clothes. Will be adding several additional scion grafts of Kishu foliage this spring. Waiting for signs of growth pushing strong on the tree. The natural foliage although attractive in a way, is very sparse, sappy and has a distinctive odour.
 

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I love working on raw material and especially love Beech. I picked this one up for very cheap at my local plant nursery.....its gone in to a crate for maximum growth and wound healing, early days...will do a thread as it develops
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Nice base and movement. Selection of branches to remain is evidence that you know what you are doing.:)
 

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The OP:
In picking up Dario's thought I'd like to start this thread where,if you comment, you have to post a picture of one of your trees. You can post the same tree multiple times, but from different angles, or details about the tree or the container.
We will thus continue commenting on each others' trees and post more trees. :D

Here's my tree, Conocarpus erectus - Buttonwood:

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Best,
Dorothy
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Carry on...
 
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My Bad. Forgot. Collected sub alpine fir. Recovering with pumice!
My for now one and only subalpine fir. This will be the third season post collection and it should be ready for some work. Not much to see yet but I’m getting stir crazy antsy to play with trees and all I can do is post old pics! It’s probably not going to help. One week of good weather and I just might be able to get at this one. I should chase after more of these, this one responded well to collection. I like the elephant skin bark that they get. 40CF0B4C-FBF4-4234-81AC-C4C61CCF023C.jpeg
 
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My for now one and only subalpine fir. This will be the third season post collection and it should be ready for some work. Not much to see yet but I’m getting stir crazy antsy to play with trees and all I can do is post old pics! It’s probably not going to help. One week of good weather and I just might be able to get at this one. I should chase after more of these, this one responded well to collection. I like the elephant skin bark that they get. View attachment 187719
They do respond well and i really like the way they back bud giving lots of future design options lower down and in the interior. Which Is usually a problem with older specimens of other tree types.
Here is a Ginko that is beginning to take shape, just before bud break.
 

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