Acer palmatum restyle

Post photo's of your bonsai under-construction for discussion and inspiration.

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby treeman » June 24th, 2015, 6:08 pm

Damn! I think I would have kept both trunks shibui. Oh well...gone now.

The lower trunk is excellent. Have you a future design in mind?
Mike
User avatar
treeman
Aussie Bonsai Fan
Aussie Bonsai Fan
 
Posts: 2150
Joined: August 15th, 2011, 4:47 pm
Location: melbourne
Favorite Species: any
Bonsai Age: 25

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby Scott Roxburgh » June 24th, 2015, 8:56 pm

I like what you have done. Any chance it'll become a semi cascade shohin or is it staying long?
Scott Roxburgh
Aussie Bonsai Fan
Aussie Bonsai Fan
 
Posts: 1367
Joined: November 27th, 2008, 12:37 pm
Location: Canberra
Favorite Species: Pine, Maple, and Juniper
Bonsai Age: 8
Bonsai Club: Canberra Bonsai Society

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby Steven » June 24th, 2015, 9:08 pm

Scott Roxburgh wrote:Any chance it'll become a semi cascade shohin?


+1 :tu:
Check out the AusBonsai Store ǀ Wiki ǀ Blogs ǀ Gallery ǀ 360˚ ǀ
Remember to be polite and abide by the Spirit and Intent of AusBonsai
User avatar
Steven
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3374
Images: 734
Joined: November 7th, 2008, 11:21 am
Location: Sydney
Favorite Species: Casuarina
Bonsai Age: 15
Bonsai Club: AusBonsai & The School of Bonsai

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby shibui » June 24th, 2015, 9:17 pm

I thought strongly slanting - at least close to the angle it is currently. The problem with a change of angle will be the roots - strong, well established radial nebari. If semi cascade was an option I think the lower trunk would have been a better option? A smaller tree is always an option but is it a viable option? Shoots that develop in the next year or so will determine that.
shibui
Aussie Bonsai Fan
Aussie Bonsai Fan
 
Posts: 5271
Images: 24
Joined: August 22nd, 2009, 8:41 pm
Location: Yackandandah
Favorite Species: trident maple
Bonsai Age: 33
Bonsai Club: Albury/Wodonga; BSV; Canberra; VNBC

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby shibui » May 25th, 2019, 6:22 pm

Another 4 years on and not really a lot to show for the time.
P1210627.JPG


P1210650.JPG


The original cut has grown over a bit but this year I found the wood has now rotted under the wound sealer. This one shows the hole after I removed most of the soft wood. I've treated with lime sulphur to slow the decay.

P1210652.JPG


The hole is still about 3cm diameter and about the same depth.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
shibui
Aussie Bonsai Fan
Aussie Bonsai Fan
 
Posts: 5271
Images: 24
Joined: August 22nd, 2009, 8:41 pm
Location: Yackandandah
Favorite Species: trident maple
Bonsai Age: 33
Bonsai Club: Albury/Wodonga; BSV; Canberra; VNBC

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby Steven » May 25th, 2019, 9:02 pm

G’day Neil,
Just a thought... maybe a smaller tree could be an option?
E5688DBB-EE48-428C-8633-8E7ABB45DFAE.jpeg

Regards,
Steven
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Check out the AusBonsai Store ǀ Wiki ǀ Blogs ǀ Gallery ǀ 360˚ ǀ
Remember to be polite and abide by the Spirit and Intent of AusBonsai
User avatar
Steven
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3374
Images: 734
Joined: November 7th, 2008, 11:21 am
Location: Sydney
Favorite Species: Casuarina
Bonsai Age: 15
Bonsai Club: AusBonsai & The School of Bonsai

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby shibui » May 26th, 2019, 7:03 am

Thanks for the idea Steven.
As you can see I've been focussed on healing the existing large cut so have not really taken a lot of notice of this tree or other possibilities for it for some time. I've really only been pruning to maintain the existing trunk and try to prevent any further excessive thickening and lumpiness.
Fresh eyes have picked up a possibility I hadn't noticed. The question now is whether I want to try to heal up another couple of largish cuts :lost:
shibui
Aussie Bonsai Fan
Aussie Bonsai Fan
 
Posts: 5271
Images: 24
Joined: August 22nd, 2009, 8:41 pm
Location: Yackandandah
Favorite Species: trident maple
Bonsai Age: 33
Bonsai Club: Albury/Wodonga; BSV; Canberra; VNBC

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby MJL » May 26th, 2019, 7:34 am

Hi Neil,
Whether it be when this tree had two major limbs or now one, I reckon it could be a beautiful and rather different example of a maple that is winding its way off an outcrop of some sort. Ok - perhaps that’s not the ‘natural’ or traditional way people may see maples but I see a beautiful future for this tree - I love this stock; hole and all.
IMG_0711.jpg

Crap drawing - it is soooo much better in my head.[SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND TIGHTLY-CLOSED EYES]


Bonsai teaches me patience.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Tending bonsai teaches me patience.
User avatar
MJL
Aussie Bonsai Fan
Aussie Bonsai Fan
 
Posts: 1139
Images: 0
Joined: October 26th, 2014, 8:47 pm
Location: Melbourne
Favorite Species: Maples, Elms & Shimpaku Juniper
Bonsai Age: 5
Bonsai Club: Yarra Valley Bonsai Society

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby anttal63 » May 27th, 2019, 10:42 am

:cool:
Regards Antonio:
User avatar
anttal63
Bend me twist me
Bend me twist me
 
Posts: 5325
Images: 8
Joined: November 11th, 2008, 12:32 pm
Bonsai Age: 14
Bonsai Club: MYCLUB

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby Matthew » May 27th, 2019, 11:35 am

Steven wrote:G’day Neil,
Just a thought... maybe a smaller tree could be an option?
E5688DBB-EE48-428C-8633-8E7ABB45DFAE.jpeg

Regards,
Steven

I see a nice shohin semi cascade in there for sure . Like Neil said cutting that branch will result in another large scar that will take time to heal. That main scar is actually closing quite well.
food for thought
Shohin-Japanese-maple-bonsai-3.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Matthew
Aussie Bonsai Fan
Aussie Bonsai Fan
 
Posts: 1609
Images: 0
Joined: March 8th, 2009, 11:58 am
Location: wangaratta
Favorite Species: pines and maples
Bonsai Age: 10
Bonsai Club: rockhampton bonsai club

Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Postby MJL » May 27th, 2019, 5:42 pm

Ha! Unsee the elephant...
... if you can.
IMG_0739.jpg


[SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND TIGHTLY-CLOSED EYES]


Bonsai teaches me patience.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Tending bonsai teaches me patience.
User avatar
MJL
Aussie Bonsai Fan
Aussie Bonsai Fan
 
Posts: 1139
Images: 0
Joined: October 26th, 2014, 8:47 pm
Location: Melbourne
Favorite Species: Maples, Elms & Shimpaku Juniper
Bonsai Age: 5
Bonsai Club: Yarra Valley Bonsai Society

Previous

Return to Bonsai Progression Series

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: John_M and 1 guest