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juniper procumbens

Postby anttal63 » January 27th, 2009, 7:27 am

some more for you, this tree was styled at a hiro saito workshop. if anyone ever gets the chance to do his workshops they are a must in your bonsai education. they dont get much better than that. :D
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Re: juniper procumbens

Postby PeterW » January 27th, 2009, 9:55 am

Yeah.......dont know Ant. I like the two trunks movement and scale together but the branching needs some thinning out. Too many crossing over branches or maybe there is a reason for this (Trunk thickening maybe). Thanks for posting it.
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Re: juniper procumbens

Postby Asus101 » January 27th, 2009, 12:15 pm

PeterW wrote:Yeah.......dont know Ant. I like the two trunks movement and scale together but the branching needs some thinning out. Too many crossing over branches or maybe there is a reason for this (Trunk thickening maybe). Thanks for posting it.
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Looking at the drawing, it looks like there need to be branches removed that are growing into the second trunk. Once that's done it should look cleaner.
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Re: juniper procumbens

Postby PeterW » January 27th, 2009, 1:43 pm

Ah..yes i see....i should have looked at that first!
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Re: juniper procumbens

Postby MelaQuin » January 29th, 2009, 9:46 am

I'm not sure if I like it as a twin trunk. The main trunk has such lovely movement and with the development of the branches would be very striking. At this stage I would be wiring the lower right branch down a bit but I just feel that a single trunk emphasises the movement more than twin. And yet, it must be considered that the tree is young yet and once there is more thickening the twin could work very well.
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Re: juniper procumbens

Postby ozzy » January 29th, 2009, 12:54 pm

I think the reason it is not working as a twin trunk too well is there is not enough meat under the second trunk to give it support, its really only a branch not another trunk, the sketch actually shows the second trunk with the neccasary extra trunk girth required for support to make it convincing as another trunk, I'm not too keen on the wiring of the the second trunk either, starts off too straight then does a sudden turn, anyway I've done a virt to show you what I mean, the branch wiring would be easily fixed but I don't know how you could correct the lack of girth on the trunk needed to support the second trunk, still a nice enough little tree anyway.
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Re: juniper procumbens

Postby Jon Chown » January 29th, 2009, 1:35 pm

Yes, I agree Ozzy but I think that that thickness will come in time. I also think that the bends in the Daughter trunk should emulate the parent trunk along with some branch removal and then I feel that this tree is going somewhere.

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Re: juniper procumbens

Postby anttal63 » January 29th, 2009, 1:49 pm

ladies and gentlemen again i have no idea who this tree belongs to. it was on the table the other night at a club meeting and i thought it was fair game. i personally like this tree very much but if it were mine i would have had it in grow box and let it run for a year or two. but as all of you have stated it is young and in time with farther developement it should come up trumps. it is good to share these opinions and learn from each other. i hope the owner doesn't mind. :D
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