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Shokkan yew 1 year 5 months ago #33393

Hi All,

Od.. I thought this tree would be on here.. A long time ago I bought a yew in a nursery to create a formal upright tree out. I trimmed it, fed it and.. Forgot about it. Today at my bonsaichool the theme was ormal upright. So I decided to revived this yew from my backbench and give it a chance on life. No before, as I thought this was on here already.. AND YES..Chokkan is the term. But the title does not edit.



Would be happy to hear your thoughts. I think 2 branches are missing to create a good rythm.

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Shokkan yew 1 year 5 months ago #33406

that's good material, i like it...
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Shokkan yew 1 year 5 months ago #33460

Interesting tree
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Shokkan yew 1 year 5 months ago #33477

With a little luck a bud appears, otherwise you can hide the gap whith the branch at the back.
like it's written belowe.
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Shokkan yew 1 year 5 months ago #33484

Are you planning on (creating?) Shari out of that lower branch? Or is it jin?
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Shokkan yew 1 year 5 months ago #33498

MajorGoob wrote: Are you planning on (creating?) Shari out of that lower branch? Or is it jin?

Which lower branch? There are 2 small yins at the bottom of the trunk, if that is what you mean? And there are shari all along the trunkline, which I put there when originally bought. These are now starting to swell and mature.
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Shokkan yew 1 year 5 months ago #33551

May I ask how you achieved such good taper on the trunk?
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Shokkan yew 1 year 5 months ago #33556

eangola wrote: May I ask how you achieved such good taper on the trunk?


Time? Letting lower branches extend and keeping upper short. And buying good material that already has taper :)
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Shokkan yew 1 year 5 months ago #33656

really nice trunk, looks like it will turn into a really nice tree.
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Shokkan yew 4 months 5 days ago #42254

A little update. Still waiting for a bud to pop in the top. :(
Picture from a few days ago..

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