Looong trunk juniper..

Discussion in 'Junipers' started by evolutionrevolution, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. evolutionrevolution

    evolutionrevolution Yamadori

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    Think I can get some bends in that long trunk? Design ideas? Trunk seems really dry and 'cracky.'

    The foliage pads need to be cleaned up, i know.

    Thanks

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  3. twisted trees

    twisted trees Chumono

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    Wrap it up and bend the h*'ll out of it.
     
  4. evolutionrevolution

    evolutionrevolution Yamadori

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    Any time of year is fine?
     
  5. twisted trees

    twisted trees Chumono

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    Go for it.
     
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  6. defra

    defra Omono

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    Yeah get some raffia or vetwrap on and go for it !
     
  7. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    I was just telling dude....
    Here you have a wonderful trunk created by ma Nache....

    Leave it alone!

    Sorce
     
  8. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    And then what?
     
  9. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    Wrap that God Damn ugly home depot bucket with the vetwrap so he aint gotta look at that eyesore!

    Hydraulic oil buckets are so much nicer!

    Sorce
     
  10. twisted trees

    twisted trees Chumono

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    There are two ways to do this I think. Sharp bends or a coil. Should you decide to coil the trunk, first figure out which direction the trunk naturally coils and wrap your wire in that direction. Wrap the wire a bit loosely as the cooling will tighten it. Use a bit larger wire than you might think. Add a guy wire or two in order to tighten the coil if needed. One final thing, have fun.
     
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  11. evolutionrevolution

    evolutionrevolution Yamadori

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    I've considered doing this as an upright literali style vs semi cascade as it is now... hm..
     
  12. evolutionrevolution

    evolutionrevolution Yamadori

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  13. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    Maybe 3.
    This thing might lend itself to..... can't believe I'm about to say it.
    Tanuki.
     
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  14. drew33998

    drew33998 Omono

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    Maybe some of the old guys here have some dead wood they can give you.
     
  15. Potawatomi13

    Potawatomi13 Omono

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    Put bends in part already wired. Use good curves/bends of lower trunk as is at best front for viewing;). Upright or Cascade depends on which easiest to secure in pot as is very long tree.
     
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