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straight trunk juniper

Postby treeman » August 19th, 2017, 2:16 pm

An attempt at a ''formal'' unpright. Juniper Blue Alps.
This tree has waited 20 odd years to get into a bonsai pot. It was in the ground for a few years then in a pot for few more then back in the ground for a few more... :palm:
This is the first wiring. For the last couple of years it was just ''hedged'' to keep it under control. Branches will no doubt be removed in the future.

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An inspiration...

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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » August 19th, 2017, 5:34 pm

:wave: Mr Treeman,
Thanks for sharing these pics.
I admire your tree a lot & your patience & hedging has paid off.
Your inspiration pic is definitely a vision worth the chase.
Look forward to seeing your decisions on branching treatment in future updates (eg complete removals or selective jin stubs)
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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby Lane » August 19th, 2017, 7:11 pm

Nice, every collection needs a tall majestic piece like this!
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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby anthonyW » August 19th, 2017, 7:25 pm

Very nice outcome,time and patience :)

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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby alpineart » August 20th, 2017, 8:56 pm

Hi Treeman , very nice Juni , I have a soft spot for formal upright but they are tricky to get right , this has inspired me to stick with mine , mine is only 10 years in training in and out of the ground but it's making progress in the right direction .

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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby MWGH » February 2nd, 2018, 6:09 pm

Love this tree. Reminds me a lot of this fantastic spruce by Walter Pall. Interesting pot/planting idea which could work well with your tree in the future...
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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby pureheart » February 2nd, 2018, 7:14 pm

Absolutely love it as most of your tree Mike!!!
Inspired by your tree I’m growing one too in pot now next year will go in the ground!
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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby bodhidharma » February 3rd, 2018, 10:30 am

This thread eluded me Mike but i love this tree and your future plans for it. It will be a good "Classic" tree.
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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby treeman » July 30th, 2018, 11:17 am

Second thinning and wiring done. I'm pleased so far..


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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby Matthew » July 30th, 2018, 11:38 am

Looking good Mike, Fantastic roots on it , its getting to look like a old tree in the European alps . Have you thought about possibly adding a shari to the trunk at some point to illustrate that age and hard exsistance .....
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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby pureheart » July 30th, 2018, 11:39 am

What an inspiration!!! I'm growing the same hopefully I'll be able to achieve the same in 10 years!
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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby treeman » July 30th, 2018, 11:46 am

Matthew wrote: . Have you thought about possibly adding a shari to the trunk at some point to illustrate that age and hard exsistance .....


Definitely, maybe next winter. Thinking I will add some slowly here and there but also I'm like everyone else in that I want everything now! It's a bad trait which has lead to the death of many trees. :palm:

Also, I'm going to try to steer clear of the ''pads'' thing. Every time I hear that word it makes my cringe. :D
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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby Rory » July 30th, 2018, 12:47 pm

Another tree that I will greatly enjoy watching the transformation over the years. :yes:
They're slow to grow aren't they Mike? I'm guessing its going to be a long road?

treeman wrote:Also, I'm going to try to steer clear of the ''pads'' thing. Every time I hear that word it makes my cringe. :D


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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby treeman » July 30th, 2018, 12:51 pm

Rory wrote:Another tree that I will greatly enjoy watching the transformation over the years. :yes:
They're slow to grow aren't they Mike? I'm guessing its going to be a long road?



Thanks Rory. Not as slow you might expect. It can handle 2 prunings per year as long as it's pushed along with fert.
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Re: straight trunk juniper

Postby Dralis » August 7th, 2018, 8:25 pm

Love that tree style
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