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but you wanna do this ASAP i imagine, before the tissue dries out and dies.
Thank you! I was able to get it glued relatively quick so hopefully it will heal


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Great link Marko, good to know for the future. There's been one instance where that knowledge would have been very helpful to me, but since it was such a small and relatively insignificant branch to the composition of the tree I just let it go.

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And the white pine is doing much better:





On a bad note, I killed the Azalea from last year due to missing one watering day when it was 100F. Part of it died, then I figured okay, the rest will at least recover. Nope. I can grow a wonderful, wet carpet of liverworts and super moist ground cover without any issues, but that zapped the Azalea.

I finally came up with a decent idea for the cork bark pre bonsai:


In about a year or two, it'll be in good shape and look pretty good.
Need to transfer to a different pot(I'll do this in the Fall) and allow the canopy to grow out, but that's pretty easy for this species.

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Looking good Tom, especially the pine which I really envy. Like red maples, it seems that all of them for sale are either pencil-thin (and cheap) or as thick, if not thicker than yours (and $$$).

I really need to update my collection's photos when we get some sun down here.

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That is an awesome pine!! How old it is?
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That is an awesome pine!! How old it is?
Agreed.

I'm jealous of all those who aren't stuck with Michigan weather lol.

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Looking good Tom, especially the pine which I really envy. Like red maples, it seems that all of them for sale are either pencil-thin (and cheap) or as thick, if not thicker than yours (and $$$).

I really need to update my collection's photos when we get some sun down here.
You should look at spring nursery stock for a nice red maple, then cut the sucker and plant it in the ground. Trim and tend it for 2-3 years, then start whacking those roots back little by little and then you'll have a 500-1500$ tree for 200$ or so.

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That is an awesome pine!! How old it is?
About 30 years. White pines I like more than most any other.
I am going to start working with some black pines, but the flow of the white pine is awesome. I love the planing it does.

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Some growth shots
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Hey guys, I was able to dig up a Japanese Maple seedling last year and keep it alive in a pot. I also have 4 new ones from this year. Any advice on how long to keep them before I start trimming back branches and roots? Should I keep them in a bigger pot now or go right to a small bonsai tray?

I know this will be a many year process and that a lot of people jump start it by getting trees a bit bigger to start with, but I love the fact that I dug up the seedlings from my yard. My neighbor has 2 Japanese Maples and the wind delivered these gifts to me

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Hey guys, I'm not a Bonsai-er but I think it's pretty neat; I've found this thread very intriguing.

I get a design inspiration email newsletter and saw something I thought you guys would enjoy:



‘Bag End Bonsai Trayscape’: A Bonsai Baggins Hobbit Home is an amazing and creative creation by Artist Chris Guise, who is also a mechanical engineer and bonsai enthusiast from Maidenhead, England; and is interested in bonsai, Stirling engines, cathedrals, trees etc.

You can check out some more details and progress photos of him putting it together on his flickr photoset.
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If you enjoy this type of styling, then model train sets and displays are VERY useful.

I like the elm, but think it's extremely tacky, same for bubbling Treasure chest in aquariums. But there are many that enjoy it.

I've seen some nice work and can really appreciate their commitment and some things can come off so well they transcend the tacky issues, this is likely one of them.

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Quick update on my trident maple. Having so much fun with this tree.



And one of the Chinese Elm.


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That trident maple has got to be the prettiest bonsai I've ever seen... Very neat..

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