Olive stump progression

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Olive stump progression

Postby Hal » November 13th, 2017, 11:02 am

This European Olive was purchased from Tim (A-Z Bonsai) 6 years ago after Tim made a trip to the foot hills of Adelaide. The bare stump would have weighed 50-60kg and I would imagine a back-aching day digging up a wild old olive of this size.. Judging from my other 60yo olive stump this one is much, much older...possibly 100 - 120yo I'm told. :whistle: Anyway, after 6 years sitting in a training pot and a major carving work last winter I thought it's about time to move it to a new home.
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Re: Olive stump progression

Postby Matthew » November 13th, 2017, 11:45 am

My back hurts already :( . Great progression and looking forward to seeing it continue .
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Re: Olive stump progression

Postby Hal » November 13th, 2017, 2:57 pm

Hi Matthew,

Yes, I needed a good back massage after repotting this monster. Hopefully, it will feel cosy in the new home for at least another 6 years. :fc:
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Re: Olive stump progression

Postby Watto » November 13th, 2017, 6:52 pm

Nice progression sequence, good looking stock. Looking forward to future photos as it progresses.
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Re: Olive stump progression

Postby Timritchie » November 14th, 2017, 3:26 pm

Nice tree can’t wait to see it once styling has begun!


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