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Renovation of zelkova forest 2 months 3 days ago #70435

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In november 2020 I received the invite to stop by a house of someone who recently passed away, and had a lot of bonsai. When I got there, it was clear that the old owner had not been able to care for the trees properly for a bit. One of the pieces I looked at was this zelkova forest.

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Renovation of zelkova forest 2 months 3 days ago #70436

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The forest was in a poor condition, with rotting wood, dead branches and ugly pruing scars. Because of that, the price for the forest was too high and I left, leaving my details in case it did not sell in the days to come.

A week ago I got an offer but had to drop by within a few hours. So, this was short before a trader would clean out the garden.

The forest was too big to fit the car, so with a tree saw it was chopped in 2 pieces on the spot. At home, I took the bits apart and barerooted al the trees.

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Renovation of zelkova forest 2 months 3 days ago #70437

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Then I spent a few days putting the pieces together in a new forest, in good substrate, trimmed and wired:

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Renovation of zelkova forest 2 months 3 days ago #70438

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And it entered spring, One of the trees taking untill a few weeks ago to start growing. Today a good trim on top to support lower branches. And I am happy with where it stands now.

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Renovation of zelkova forest 2 months 2 days ago #70450

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That's amazing! Congratulations, Leatherback!
You managed to change a very neglected bunch of trees into a stunning forest!!
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Renovation of zelkova forest 2 months 2 days ago #70456

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Going places :ohmy:
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Renovation of zelkova forest 2 months 1 day ago #70512

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wow these are looking good. great job! these will look very good in a few seasons.
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