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Collecting from an area that was planned to be built on

Detailed article about the collection : http://miniscaping.com/guide/106/pic/view

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9/9/2010 - ( 1st - 2nd ) - you can see how the tree has grown in the last months since the collection, and then I cut off, all the branches that are not supporting any design option

7/11/2010 - ( 3rd ) - tree is very healthy, the leaves are a bit big because they need to compensate for the small amount of leaves that were left after prunning

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The tree had filled the current brown container with many white roots in it was time to re-pot it

on 1/9/2011 - it was moved to a bigger white training container, during the re-pottting a few black roots were removed

the 2nd & 3rd pictures show the tree 2 months after the re-potting

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19/3/2012 - repotting : very important to remove ALL the soil surrounding the roots, fix all the knots so the roots can develop without tangling with each other, I learned that white roots developed especially near the crushed tuff ( where they had more Oxygen ). The roots reached the bottom of the current container ( in just 6 months from the last re-potting ). the new soil is 50% cocus fibers / 42% perlite / 8% homos

10/8/2012 - in the middle of summer, due to not watering the tree for 2 days - the tree almost died :( He survived, but I LOST SOME IMPORTANT BRANCHES !

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Decided to remove the end of the trunk ( I created a virtual around February and cut the trunk in may )

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I wanted to make the trunk thicker, so I grew a sacrifice branch, but the trunk stayed the same, so I cut the branch

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Decided to use this tree as the main element for a Water & Land Penjing

You can see the layout creation here : http://miniscaping.com/guide/107/pic/view

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I wasn't happy from the last design I did with this tree, so decided to change again the planting angle and work on the deadwood to make the tree look more natural and unified, and that all branches will be in good proportions

You can see the details of working and carving the deadwood in a seperate free step-by-step guide :


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