[BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby kvan64 » July 27th, 2016, 10:22 pm

Very pleasing result! Can't wait to see when it takes final shape and without the wires. Must be a real head turner.
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby bodhidharma » August 3rd, 2016, 12:37 pm

Reece wrote:Great thread. I'm starting a big Tanuki soon. I'll be using this as inspiration!

kvan64 wrote:Very pleasing result! Can't wait to see when it takes final shape and without the wires. Must be a real head turner.


Thanks guy's, a real practise in discipline this one, keeping at it and not getting rid of it. Could have sold it a couple of times but i will keep at it.

I took off the lower sacrifice on the right as the trunk has thickened and adhered to the host very well. A bit of thinning and a rewire made me see that it still has a way to go regards secondary branches. Working on small projects such as this takes a lot longer and the western mind of "Hurry up, hurry up" has to take a back seat.
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby bodhidharma » November 29th, 2016, 8:32 pm

I will update using older progression photos as my camera has s%#t itself. I am getting it repaired but not in time for an update. May the competition Gods forgive me and grant me leniency. :roll:
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby bodhidharma » February 25th, 2017, 4:04 pm

I have rewired and pruned this project and i think it is now starting to become believable in that i might actually pull it off :whistle: The trunk has moulded beautifully to the stump and i can now wire secondary's. All in all i am a little amazed at how little time this has come together.
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby Watto » February 26th, 2017, 6:40 am

Great progression, I am really enjoying it.
Right from the start it looked like a Koala climbing a tree, and looks more like that now I reckon?
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby melbrackstone » February 26th, 2017, 7:22 am

Very impressive project, progression and result, Bodhi! I keep going back and forth between the shots, but can't tell from looking. Did you remove the cutting board sometime in the progress, or is that still supporting the stump?
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby bodhidharma » February 26th, 2017, 6:55 pm

Watto wrote:Right from the start it looked like a Koala climbing a tree, and looks more like that now I reckon?

Own up Watto..whatcha been smoking 8-) You know i am now going to have to find a toy koala and hang it in the tree :palm:

melbrackstone wrote: Did you remove the cutting board sometime in the progress, or is that still supporting the stump?


No, it is still there to stabilise the stump, cleverly disguised as moss.
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby melbrackstone » February 26th, 2017, 7:08 pm

No, it is still there to stabilise the stump, cleverly disguised as moss.


Wow, that makes it even more interesting! Thanks Bodhi!
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby bodhidharma » May 30th, 2017, 1:50 pm

Besides the usual of food, water, end tipping etc i have not a huge amount to report. I am contemplating a new front (see piccy) for next repot which gives the tree a little more character and lets you better see the deadwood. One thing i did see in the earlier piccys was the ghoulish face (bottom left hand side) and the more i looked the more there were. Demonsville i reckon, very cool :cool: Mind you, it could be the red wine, but i need to divert attention away from Watto's comment of a Koala and all that cuddly crap :lol: I am also cunningly diverting your attention away from the fact that not a whole lot has been done since the last posting :whistle:
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby Raging Bull » May 30th, 2017, 8:08 pm

Great looking tree Bhodi. And yes you're right, the more I look at the dead wood it's growing on, the more weird little goblin faces I see in it. Makes for a very interesting piece, definitely a talking point. :cool:
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby bodhidharma » February 21st, 2018, 8:39 am

This tree has grown on beautifully and it is a shame that i missed the last photoshoot (i was away). I will now continue on with it's development as this is a great thread to see how far this has come i a relatively short time :tu: I will post again after a prune and cleanup and rewire.
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby Watto » February 21st, 2018, 12:19 pm

Thanks for the update.
I now see a Koala and a white cockatoo at the top of the tree. Great progression.
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Re: [BODHIDHARMA]..Tanuki project.. Juniperis "sargentii"

Postby Boics » February 21st, 2018, 12:23 pm

Keep the updates coming Bodhi.

I'd like to see how much the original trunks have bulked up and in particular look forward to seeing this trimmed and shaped.
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