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The Van Meer Technique 4 years 9 months ago #9636

Hey there. I found this interesting article over the weekend and wanted to share it with you guys and gals. I will most definitely try this next spring when working on my trees. Hopefully you can find some benefit too!

ofbonsai.org/techniques/styles-and-styli...e-van-meer-technique
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The Van Meer Technique 3 years 10 months ago #11557

that is actually quite simply, amazingly simple, yet completely genius. using the bark to cover the cut is awesome, it could hide many ugly cuts!

do not know why i am only seeing this now! (this topic was from ages back).
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One pot, one tree, one litre of akadama and one gallon of water. A bowl for stationary. Fire for the fireplace. A way to get my petrol spillages off the floor. Water for my computer.

The Van Meer Technique 3 years 10 months ago #11560

been there done that old idea
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The Van Meer Technique 3 years 10 months ago #11563

m5eaygeoff wrote: been there done that old idea


How about showing the results? That would be interesting.
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The Van Meer Technique 3 years 10 months ago #11565

that would be good, the pictures on the website did not show it when the cut was executed far back in time.
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One pot, one tree, one litre of akadama and one gallon of water. A bowl for stationary. Fire for the fireplace. A way to get my petrol spillages off the floor. Water for my computer.

The Van Meer Technique 3 years 10 months ago #11576

Yup,
Knew it, have used it. Waiting till fall to look underneath the cut paste. See: www.bonsaiempire.nl/forum/gevorderde-tec...-meer-techniek#33459

Note that John Naka advises to do this in winter, in order to keep the link between cambium and outer bark. (I did it in early spring ;) )
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