A twisty old pine

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Re: A twisty old pine

Postby GavinG » April 1st, 2017, 2:48 pm

I've never seen a club so happy about breaking rules.... At least for show and Tell. Looking forward to seeing it.

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Re: A twisty old pine

Postby kez » February 6th, 2018, 7:04 pm

spent the last few days taking my time cleaning this one up and fine wiring,

As with the last pine I updated I didn't cut candles this year, preferring to let it gain some strength. The needle length isn't an issue anyway and i'm happy with the progress with rammification so there was really no other need to cut candles other than just to do so, so I am not worried about missing out on any development.

The needles have almost hardened off and are still lime green, added to the fact that I was loosing light, it's not the best pic but here it is as off this evening
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Re: A twisty old pine

Postby Nate.bonsai » February 6th, 2018, 8:04 pm

As usual, what a lovely development over a short period. You really have an eye for bringing out the best in pines (and junipers). This tree is just such a delight. Classically styled, but with a lively and playful trunk and delicate, well placed branches.

Two minor observations, which you have probably considered and discounted already. First, is there a little inverse taper right at the base? It just looks slightly thinner and therefore a little less grounded - but this may just be the camera. Second, the trunk is so sinuous and playful, yet the planting angle is quite upright (e.g. with the crown immediately above the base), which kind of ‘pauses’ the trunk’s movement and makes it more static than dynamic. Would it benefit from a slight change to the planting angle?

Even with those observations though, love it how it is and will enjoy seeing it mature in your (more than) capable hands.


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Re: A twisty old pine

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » February 6th, 2018, 8:21 pm

Sweet tree Kez, really enjoyed seeing this. Love the trunk line. :tu2:
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Re: A twisty old pine

Postby kez » February 13th, 2018, 5:54 am

Thanks for the kind words guys

Nate,

As with everything this tree is a balance between best and worst, I tried all manner of angles when doing the first styling and this more upright orientation was the only one where the trunk didn’t lose direction. I just couldn’t get the movement to flow no matter what other angles I tried, it seemed to just lose its way

Regarding the base, I think this one is more a result of the photo

I appreciate the thoughts though, never hurts having a different set of eyes looking over things

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Re: A twisty old pine

Postby Matthew » February 13th, 2018, 7:43 am

Great tree Kez. The bark is aging nicely and rapid development on this one for sure :tu:
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