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straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: August 19th, 2017, 2:16 pm
by treeman
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

PostPosted: August 19th, 2017, 5:34 pm
by Keep Calm and Ramify
: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)

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: August 19th, 2017, 7:11 pm
by Lane
Nice, every collection needs a tall majestic piece like this!

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: August 19th, 2017, 7:25 pm
by anthonyW
Very nice outcome,time and patience :)

Anthony

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: August 20th, 2017, 8:56 pm
by alpineart
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 .

Cheers . Alpine

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: February 2nd, 2018, 6:09 pm
by MWGH
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

PostPosted: February 2nd, 2018, 7:14 pm
by pureheart
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!

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: February 3rd, 2018, 10:30 am
by bodhidharma
This thread eluded me Mike but i love this tree and your future plans for it. It will be a good "Classic" tree.

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: July 30th, 2018, 11:17 am
by treeman
Second thinning and wiring done. I'm pleased so far..


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Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: July 30th, 2018, 11:38 am
by Matthew
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 .....

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: July 30th, 2018, 11:39 am
by pureheart
What an inspiration!!! I'm growing the same hopefully I'll be able to achieve the same in 10 years!

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: July 30th, 2018, 11:46 am
by treeman
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

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: July 30th, 2018, 12:47 pm
by Rory
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


:beer: Thank goodness

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: July 30th, 2018, 12:51 pm
by treeman
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.

Re: straight trunk juniper

PostPosted: August 7th, 2018, 8:25 pm
by Dralis
Love that tree style