[Jarad] Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku'

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[Jarad] Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku'

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Contestant No. 3:

Species Name: Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku'

Current height: 500mm

Source: Bonsai World (Jilliby)

Cost: $16 (You would think that I interpreted the $50 stock price was for the cost of all 3 trees :lol: )

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Re: [Jarad] Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku'

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So whats the plan with this one?
Had a look inside yet and decided what your gonna do?
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Gunna thin it down to one trunk and bend the crap out of it.

Then add a branch or two :lost: and uh, voila.
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Update:
03-Shimpaku Update - 160829.jpg
Trimmed and did some initial wiring, there will be more trimming and wiring to come.
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Looks like this one has a great little root spread Jarad. I really like the slanted direction that it is currently flowing in. Is that the ultimate plan? Great little pick up for 16 clams if you ask me!

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Thanks Pearcy, that was the first thing that caught my eye, that nice thick base.

You can't actually see a lot of the bends in the tree at the moment, I will be thinning it out and wiring more branches next time I get a chance to sit down with it. Slanting with crazy bends is the ultimate goal.
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How's this one progressing Jarad?

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Hey Pearcy,

Not really, I moved to the UK back in June and haven't been able to work on my trees. I'll be back in Oz in March, so I can give an update then. Cheers for touching base though!
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