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[Steven] Allocasuarina littoralis

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• Species name : Allocasuarina littoralis
• Original height of stock : 420mm
• Obtained : Gift from Rory. He purchased it from Bonsai World, 51 Watagan Forest Drive, Jilliby NSW 2259
• Cost of stock : Free for me but $16 for Rory
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I am very excited to see what you do with this Steven. Its a great piece of material.

Having seen some of your shohin in the past, I'm sure you will turn it into greatness. :beer:
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I repotted this one out of the ideal season (mid June) knowing that it would sulk (and hoping it would live) cause I reduced the roots by about 95%. Now that the weather is warming up I'm happy to see it bursting with buds.
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Cool face, nice trunk and movement
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CraigM wrote:Cool face, nice trunk and movement
Ditto... especially the face! :tu:
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Very powerful tapered trunk. One to watch for ;-)
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Groot!
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My leader has died back to the trunk which will really set the development of this one back. I think I'll need an extra year to get this one looking good.
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Unfortunately, due to the leader dying and there not being anything in a decent position to take over, I don't see a bright future in this one for this comp. It's a shame cause the trunk has great movement.
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Unfortunately, due to the leader dying and there not being anything in a decent position to take over, I don't see a bright future in this one for this comp. It's a shame cause the trunk has great movement.
That's a shame! I can still see a grin in the bark though, so hopefully the tree will have a nice surprise for you in the future!
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Something got in under the bark and had a feast. This one's not looking like it's a contender for the competition.
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Wilson, I'm sorry! :(

*Actually, grow out that beard and you might pass for Tom Hanks ;)
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now the face has a body!
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