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Near view

Postby Gerard » September 19th, 2017, 11:27 am

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I took this photo during a recent visit to the Hobart botanical gardens, I think it was a cyprus from memory.
One thing people often fail to consider when styling bonsai is the intended viewing interpretation. Are we viewing a tree from a distance or are we standing at the base of a large tree? The typical view of a broom might be a visualisation of a tree 20 or even 200 metres away. While a "sumo" tree with a wide base and dramatic taper is more like the image we get when standing very close. I think it helps a lot when positioning branches if we can visualise a full sized tree.
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Re: Near view

Postby treeman » September 19th, 2017, 11:30 am

Nice! But Cypress??

You're right about the visualizing too BTW....
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Re: Near view

Postby Gerard » September 19th, 2017, 11:45 am

treeman wrote:Nice! But Cypress??

You're right about the visualizing too BTW....

Not at all sure Mike, I took about 15 similar photos in 5 minutes paying more attention to structure than species
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Re: Near view

Postby RogerW » September 19th, 2017, 3:00 pm

I suspect the tree is Sequoia gigantium, I saw this tree when I last visited the Hobart Botanic Garden.

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Re: Near view

Postby Gerard » September 19th, 2017, 5:07 pm

RogerW wrote:I suspect the tree is Sequoia gigantium, I saw this tree when I last visited the Hobart Botanic Garden.

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Thanks Roger,
A closer look at some foliage
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Re: Near view

Postby RogerW » September 19th, 2017, 5:51 pm

As I recall the tree was planted about 1950-52 and is very impressive.

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