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PostSubject: Collected Douglas Fir   Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:11 pm

Salam everyone,

Here is a Douglas Fir that was collected from the mountains of Colorado 4 years ago. The height is around 9inches and the base is 2inches.



And here it is after some initial styling:


And here is my future design:


I will be repotting it this spring, and I need your help in determining what kind of pot is suitable. Also, give me your feedback about styling.

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PostSubject: Re: Collected Douglas Fir   Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:32 pm

nice collected Aman... so you are one of luckiest who have access to mountains and Yamadori.
trunk movement is classic.
and just saw your signature.... awesome and true.

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PostSubject: Re: Collected Douglas Fir   Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:04 pm

Thanks PakBonsai... I actually haven't collected any trees from the mountains; someone else collected this tree. This tree is approx. 70 years old.

However, I have collected a couple of thick trunked shrubs from the garden. Old and thick garden material can prove to have excellent potential.

The future plan for this tree is to build an apex and fill in the foliage pads. And ofcourse, to find a nice pot.

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PostSubject: Re: Collected Douglas Fir   Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:19 pm

OMG 70 years old ! cant think to have such tree here.keep posting on updates

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PostSubject: Re: Collected Douglas Fir   Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:21 pm

Yamadori (translated into 'tree collected from mountain') can be very old. I have a Rocky Mountain Juniper that was collected in South Dakota at an elevation of 7000 feet is only 9 inches tall and around 101 years old.

I have seen collected trees online, in books, and physically that are several hundred years old. Some Japanese collections have Yezo Spruce that are 1000+ years old that were in bonsai cultivation some 50years or less.

I don't want to talk much about Yamadori since it is a whole different subject. I will soon open a thread about Yamadori with related links, and maybe we can discuss it there.

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PostSubject: Re: Collected Douglas Fir   Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:44 am

Aman, a very good collected specimen this is. Your initial styling + your virtual is impressive and the future direction is clearly thought of.

As regards the pot suggestion..... based on your 'virtual'...... I feel that both an round pot or a rectangular pot would suit this tree. Color could be dark grey or burnt sienna.

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PostSubject: Re: Collected Douglas Fir   Tue May 10, 2011 8:33 pm

The upper portion of the tree was very boring and conventional. However, the lower portion has a lot of age (thick plated bark), character (movement), and ofcourse jin.

Let me know what you think. It is repotted in a small training pot.



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PostSubject: Re: Collected Douglas Fir   Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:29 pm

we have everything here in Pakistan, amazing species of conifer and junipers. One can definitely plan bonsai hunting programs with their peers in hilly areas.
I m sure, there is plenty of ancient yamadori available.
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