Larch 2 Update

So these pictures where taken today of the Larch buds swelling. I like the green buds against the darker bark

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Here is the top off cut… I counted 22 rings means the tree is over 22 years old


He is the bud I will hopefully use to develop the second left branch, its the bud in the left crotch of the stump


Here is another bud from the trunk I would like to develop into a branch


and now the child trunk that I will hopefully develop over the next few years

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Japanese Larch 2


So I bought this tree at a the Dragon auction, these pictures where taken in the 9th November 2015

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This is the tree before wiring and styling… am also planing on cutting the top back to the branch leaning to the right for better taper.

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Larch 1 repot and style

So on the 25th Jan 2015 I finished the wiring and styling and repotting of this tree… took me around 5hrs over a few weekends. Larch like to have any repotting done before any bud swelling:

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I nicked the side of one of the roots and covered with sphagnum moss hopefully some roots will pop.

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New Japanese Larch

I bought this Japanese Larch at a Auction down in Wales, for the benefit of the Dragon Club. I got the tree for around £80 I think.

It was collected a year or two before I picked it up and was originally styled by the Slovakian Bonsai Artist Pavil. A picture he drew also came with the tree.

Picture taken on the 9th November 2015:




And the drawing of the tree:



Here is the tree after the needles had fallen off but before styling on the 4th November 2015: