Maple Under Construction

Here’s a maple that was collected from a landscape job in January 2016.  The owner pruned it very badly.  They want to get rid of it and I salvaged it.  I put it in bonsai soil 2017 and fertilized it heavily.   Last fall I cut major branches and did some carving to start the bonsai shape.  I recently repotted the tree to a shallower bonsai pot.  This year, I will feed this tree heavily to encourage more growth, especially towards the trunk’

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This is the tree now.
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Plenty of roots when I repotted it. But cut some large ones to fit in this pot.
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This is what it looked like before any major work was done in the fall 2017.
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Removed this branch and carved it.
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Here’s another angle.
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How the tree looked last summer (2017).
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Another some photo.

s outward curves.   It’s got a obviously a ways to go but  I’m happy to see this tree in a bonsai pot (although just a training pot), a gentle trunk curve, and a taper.  Check back on update of this tree in the future.

 


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