Saturday, August 6, 2016

final pot by Walter Venne




3 comments:

alan thompson said...

Hi Walter. Wow! What a great tree already! I had a couple questions for you. I was suprised to see you repot it so quickly, are you planning on letting the branches build out from here with clip and grow technique or do you foresee a major cut back in length on the main branches still? I am a big fan of the deadwood work you have done on the front, do you plan to hollow this out later? Also there is quite a thick branch about half way up on the right, is this being kept for health, or do you plan on removing it in the future? Can't wait to watch this tree develop, I'm a huge fan, especially of your deciduous trees.

Alan T.

Walter Pall said...

Hi Walter. Wow! What a great tree already! I had a couple questions for you. I was surprised to see you repot it so quickly, are you planning on letting the branches build out from here with clip and grow technique or do you foresee a major cut back in length on the main branches still? I am a big fan of the deadwood work you have done on the front, do you plan to hollow this out later? Also there is quite a thick branch about half way up on the right, is this being kept for health, or do you plan on removing it in the future? Can't wait to watch this tree develop, I'm a huge fan, especially of your deciduous trees.

Alan T.

Alain,

it was not really repotted, I just moved with an almost intact root ball into another container. The branches are naturally well grown with movement and taper. There is not need to restart from scratch. Therefore I leave them at the present length. The deadwood will rot and eventually it will be a hollow. I plan to let nature do it's course and see what happens. The thick branch on the right in the middle is the main branch. Only in bonsai books the main branch has to be the lowest one. This tree has not read these books. It will not only be kept, it will be the main leading branch sticking out to the right and make this tree special and unique wit a lot of movement.

alan thompson said...

Thanks for the reply Walter. I appreciate your shared knowledge. I certainly agree that going by the books isn't always the best way to go, especially with unique collected material.