Eucalyptus rubida 'The Deer Stick '

Re: Eucalyptus rubida 'The Deer Stick '

Postby hugh grant » December 8th, 2017, 9:56 am

Sno wrote:Hi Kevin . My updated thoughts on the dead wood ? Long term (20 years ;) ) it's got to go . At this stage the story of its origin adds interest.


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I'd love to hear your elaborated thoughts on this, why must the the deadwood go at some point ?
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Re: Eucalyptus rubida 'The Deer Stick '

Postby Sno » December 8th, 2017, 4:40 pm

Hi Hugh . I've not been sure about keeping the deadwood , to my eye it's a bit to heavy and it dominates a bit .for me the trunk is more interesting ,Watto is correct when he implies my photography is not up to standard ;) .The base is quite powerful on its own . I've brought the trunk line back over the base and the dead wood leans out a bit which to me is a bit confusing to the eye . I'm hoping to lessen this by growing the foliage around it . It may need some carving to make it more natural looking kind of more like an old trunk rather than what it does now . I'm not in a rush to cut it off because it's hard to glue it back on .


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They are coming . I've seen some great looking trees from people around Canberra . Most are in the development stage . We have seen the pioneers like Peter so we know it can be done and now comes the next wave .
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Re: Eucalyptus rubida 'The Deer Stick '

Postby Boics » December 8th, 2017, 7:37 pm

Where are they all?

Well I actually saw a bunch of really interesting Eucalyptus tree's on the link you posted Mike!
Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Eucalyptus rubida 'The Deer Stick '

Postby Sno » February 16th, 2018, 3:50 pm

A little update on my endeavors to turn a stump into a bonsai . Well it settled into its new home for now quite well and was pushing good growth . A month ago I wired the main branches using aluminum wire threaded through plastic tubing to minimize wire scar . Two weeks ago I cut back all the new shoots . Today I removed the wire because it has started to bud up everywhere as Eucs do . I've been heavy feeding the area where the new root shot .
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