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Blade Runner Style Juniper Bonsai, The Bonsai Zone, Part 3, May 2018

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I'm re potting my Juniper bonsai, and also making a few styling decisions to try and create a replicant style Bonsai. I hope to style this tree to resemble the bonsai trees in the 1982 movie Blade Runner. Music by Jo San..... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCODk-KWU_78TW7y3eEWbCzw
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soberhippie (1 month ago)
Are there any updates on this tree?
soberhippie (1 month ago)
+Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone That is such a pity. It was a beautiful tree with lots of potential. My condolences.
The tree died over the winter, it was the winter that the furnace broke and I didn't have time to bring the trees in. It's too bad, but I will replace it with another in the future.
Hector dehesa (1 month ago)
Is there a tree that you would recommend not to bare root? Or are all trees safe to bare root?
Hector dehesa (1 month ago)
Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone thank you, i have the fear that I added fertilizer too soon to my bonsai, I want to change the soil but I barely put those in in March so I’m just watering weekly and spraying/misting daily. I also made the mistake of the wind/sun too soon. The classic mistakes of an eager novice. Can’t wait for next year to try again.
In my view all trees are safe to bare root as long as you are careful with the roots, especially the trees with fine delicate roots.The aftercare is very important, keeping the trees out of the wind and the direct sun until the roots begin to grow again. It is important the tree is healthy and has vigor before re potting also. Re potting a weak tree is always a bit of a gamble, the new soil might benefit the tree, but the operation of re potting can also be stressful.
Avinash M (3 months ago)
I love this .... One day I would like to make the replica ... May be in next 20 years 😂😂 let me go out to find a tree for same
Thank you Avinash. Good luck on your quest!
The Tattooed Tankmate (4 months ago)
I look forward to your video of styling this tree. The chosen front in this video is not as inviting as your chosen back, the front that you pick here feels as though the tree is turning its back on the viewer and trying to hide all of its foliage and interest in the trunk, whereas the other side has greater depth and seems to offer more interest.
jason white (7 months ago)
Luv it the bonsai zone is working for me
Thanks, nice to hear!
Phillip Le (8 months ago)
What month of the year that the good time to re pot juniper ? thank so much sir
Chris Willette Bonsai (10 months ago)
Hey Nigel. Did you collect this tree from the wild youreelf?
Tiago Negreiros (10 months ago)
Nigel... there is a way for you to donate those little pice to who wants to start with bonsais? thks
taleandclaw rock (11 months ago)
Beautiful.
Thank you, I hoping it lives through the re potting process, it's a little brown on top, but I'm hoping it recovers!
Jim Doyel (11 months ago)
Nigel-I personally think it's a little premature to say, at this time, what the front of the tree will be. The view you favor, with the trunk in the forefront, is not blocked out by the foliage (according to you), but the foliage, at this time, is blocked out by the trunk. I feel it all depends on what you can do with the foliage. If we think about a tree in nature, how many of us prefer the trunk as the dominating feature, rather than the branches and the foliage? I personally favor the idea that the structure of the entire tree, foliage and branching, is accentuated by the trunk; not the other way around. But, like you say, everything is in the eye of the beholder. Jim Doyel, Pasadena, CA.
Fred (11 months ago)
An angled pot would have been cool
Yes, that would look really good! Thank you!
artao5 (11 months ago)
Way cool series. You make some damn fine videos. :) EDIT: I'm wondering why you didn't wire the tree into the new pot? I was really hoping to see your pot-wiring method. I'm not finding a whole lot of info on the proper way to do that without damaging the tree. (end edit) I'm wondering if you've ever working with juniperus virginiana? If so, any tips? I collected a small (~9.5" tall) one that had been run over by (probably) a front end loader. It's my first tree. I know I need to leave it til next season, at least! However, it's currently in the exceedingly sandy soil I found it in. I intend to buy the stuff to make up some decent bonsai soil today and transfer it to that. I figure it's best to re-pot it again right away rather than wait a few weeks until it has started to recover from me digging it up and bringing it home. This sandy soil is pretty compacting tho, and that's certainly not good. I'm thinking changing it to some decent soil would be better than leaving it in this poor soil. (Tho I know I need to keep SOME of the soil it was in where I found it, to keep the mycorrizhal fungus)
Lucho Bierra (11 months ago)
I love the ardilla moment, beautiful!!!!!
obalajadia (11 months ago)
beautiful tree.
Lee Hardt (1 year ago)
Nigel, after doing a major root trim do you do anything special as far as feeding it goes? I have heard you say in other videos that you use rain water. Do you use fertilizer additives in the water or soil? Or do you depend on the organics in your soil mix?
cosmiceon (1 year ago)
it's wise to repot in the shade. Why dont you wire the tree into the pot?
João Pedro Ferreira (1 year ago)
I see Nigel Saunders as a contemporary bonsai artist. Pushing the boundaries of the current boring traditional techniques, Nigel achieves astounding bonsai landscapes without forcing shapes trough wiring and other artificial nonsense. Since I started following this channel my trees become healthier and I realized that time and care is the best we can give.
outsiderdf (9 months ago)
João Pedro Ferreira Putting a tree in a pot is artificial in itself.
Buğra Kaan (1 year ago)
*The tree is vigorous*
Maier Andrei (1 year ago)
sorry to bring this up here, i don't have your email, but i found someone who is using one of your video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdQ6hjdp_aA
Thanks very much Maier, I have added a comment to the video asking them to remove it from their channel. I'll check back in a few days and see if it is still posted.
Nicole Butler (1 year ago)
You are like Bob Ross but with bonsai trees; calming, animals love you, etc. Love your vids!
MultiZNB (1 year ago)
amazing entrance regards
Thank you, nothing like a bit of drama!
D Pixel photography (1 year ago)
Hi sir I'm biggg fan of you and your bonsai I started my new channel plees saport me you are my favorite channelist
Thank you, I'll check it out!
Jeff Dodson (1 year ago)
Hiya Nigel, My understanding of the debate over whether or not to bare root conifers in general has more to do with retaining the existing beneficial mycorrhizae than anything else. It is my belief that, since these fungi adhere closely to the root surface, by leaving some of the old soil on the roots (which you mostly did) the mycorrhizae get transferred with the tree to its new soil. I have also heard of some bonsai enthusiasts adding some of the old soil (which would have its mycorrhizae population still intact) to the new potting mix, especially around the root area. What are your thoughts regarding mycorrhizae? Regards, Jeff
Jeff Dodson (1 year ago)
Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone Thank you for the Wiki link. In addition, my mycology instructor taught us mycorrhizae exist either externally and/or internally on/in the roots. External populations adhere very closely to the root surface, often in a gelatinous matrix. Any given plant utilizing mycorrhizae has several to many different fungal mycorrhizal populations on its roots.
Hello Jeff, I'm not sure how well the fungus stays attached to the roots. I have read that the tree will try to control the population of mycorrhiza to keep the system in balance. The tree feeds the fungus and the fungus feeds the tree. Here is a good article on mycorrhiza..... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycorrhiza
peterneil booysen (1 year ago)
Tree looks great , squirrel also appreciate your company , Awesome Blade Runner Video,, thanks
Thank you Neil, the squirrel is growing fast, but it's so friendly, one of the best we've ever had!
Holly Munford Bloe (1 year ago)
Bloe BONSAI DOING well.
excellent!
Adam Willcome (1 year ago)
Hey Nigel your tree is just full of charicter, and I beleave I have asked you about my juniper before and my juniper has been outside for about 2 months now and I used the right soil, I watered it the right omount to avoid root in the roots but it has turned to the worst where now it is all brown and fragile and so I think I did things at the begining that posobly killed it. For a while I thought it was recovering:( Im thinking of byeing a new one and leaning from my mistakes because that was one of my favorite trees. What do you think?
Adam Willcome (1 year ago)
Thank you Nigel!
It is very difficult to get the roots sorted out on a bonsai tree, it is probably the hardest step. I have killed many trees and have learned all the way.
The Sagist (1 year ago)
Nigel it's funny that you said that you like how junipers smell when you work on them. The smell is a chemical distress call, so you basically said you like it when they cry for help lol. That sounds like something a sadist would say. Nigel the juniper sadist.
The Sagist (1 year ago)
Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone ooh!.. okay. I'm going to make a video about a tree that I've never seen anyone else with. Nobody seems to know what it is, the people I got it from doesn't know what it is and and I asked an experienced person who's done bonsai for 50 or 60 years and he doesn't know what it is either. Research on the Internet didn't help either, so I'll just post a video about it and maybe someone will tell me. Your videos are really nice by the way. Believe it or not when you said you don't concern yourself with time it brightened my mind. What matters is what you do to the tree right now and the tree will take care of itself like what you do with your life right now and the future will take care of itself.
The smell I was referring to is the smell from the sap, you get a similar smell in the forest from broken branches due to the weight of snow and also from wind damage. I have made varnish from the sap of spruce trees, so it reminds me of violins!
Bonsai Skye (1 year ago)
Hi Nigel ... you have helped me learn so much over the last few years..your style i really dig it (😂get it?😁) Do you/can you give individual advice to me on specific specimens ? Please check out my FB hobby page BonsaiSkye 😊 Keep up your awesome work ✌
Bonsai Skye (1 year ago)
Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone brilliant..thanks i'll be in touch😊🌱🌲🌳🌴
Thanks, you can email me at... [email protected]
Carving Bonsai (1 year ago)
Congratulations friend, you get great results without the use of the wires and this is commendable ... once again congratulations ... once again it is a pleasure to watch
Thanks again!
Vrinda Bandishte (1 year ago)
Beautiful but challenging tree. I am sure you will be able to train it into a magnificent bonsai with jin and all.
Thank you, I sure hope the tree does well, I'd hate to loose it.
Lazarus_aap (1 year ago)
Oh the little squirrel was soo cute!! The tree looks amazing! Looking forward to seeing you prune it. I'm gonna look through your videos to see if you have some information on how and when to prune a juniper!
Lazarus_aap (1 year ago)
Thanks 👍🏻 I just pruned my two whatever trees in different ways, hopefully they'll live ;)
The squirrel is growing fast, he's such a nice friendly one. I'll have to show him in a future update! I don't have many videos on Junipers. You can check the playlist tab to find them.
industrialdolphin (1 year ago)
Has been said? I apologise if so, but a reflector or a bright light? The contrast between sun lit areas and shadows is too much for us to see fully what you’re doing dude
I can try to rig up something, it is very difficult in the full sun with the light and shadows. I don't have a lot of room, but maybe I can fit another tripod with a reflector to help. Thanks!
Zehao _ (1 year ago)
Nice as always Nigel, I also have always wondered what kind of after care you give to your trees? Especially after a major root pruning?
I keep the trees sheltered from the wind in a bright spot but out of the direct afternoon sun. I mist and water the trees frequently, two or three times a day. I also keep my fingers crossed!
Hense Brouwer (1 year ago)
Lemon tree 😍😍
Hense Brouwer (1 year ago)
I have some too but they grow very slow in holland
An update will be coming soon!
George Smith (1 year ago)
Nigel you do great work on your trees... I could never cut back as much as you LOL You do have nice results... Keep up the good work.
Thank you George, I hope the tree recovers and I get the chance to style the branches!
Arc Turus (1 year ago)
my kind of tree .like it .cheers
Thank you Arc!
Jeannie Griffin (1 year ago)
Nigel, thanks for the essential thought patterns in your series vid's. And the friendly visitor was a pleasant surprise. 🌻😎🌻🌻
The squirrels name is Daffodil, he's very friendly, I'll have to make an update showing his nice tail!
Kennet De Bondt (1 year ago)
hmmm... gonna need some wire... grts Kennet
Kennet De Bondt (1 year ago)
No problem: these are strong trees. grts K
I sure hope the tree lives, I want to style those branches!
BonsaiMoldova (1 year ago)
This squirrel is the son of Dandelion? :)
This one is named Daffodil, he was given to us after someone found him with an injured front foot. He couldn't climb trees or move very well. He has made a full recovery since and he will be returned slowly back to nature just like Dandelion. He's so cute, we'll miss him!
Johnald (1 year ago)
True Bob Ross fashion with the baby squirrel
Happy trees, happy squirrels!
Mumbai Gardening (1 year ago)
the scifi intro was good! maybe some scifi landscapes in future?
Yes indeed, I will have my Avatar home tree landscape coming up soon! I also have a Star Wars landscape in mind.
Nick Kellogg (1 year ago)
do you think you'll be able to achieve the look you want without wire? i know you hate wire, but i find certain species more demanding of wire to achieve the bonsai form. secondly it looks like a lot of the foliage is juvenile. has the tree experience any recent setbacks?
I will have to see what can be dome with pruning and what needs to be wired, it will be a combination of both I'm sure. This tree is a needle Juniper, they always keep the sharp spiky foliage even when mature. The Chinese Junipers will get the soft scale like foliage as the grow older.
oem42 (1 year ago)
And the prize for most over the top introduction for a botany film goes to...
Thanks, I think there should be an award for that!
bobby blues (1 year ago)
Could you please cut your hair using only bonsia tech?? Imagine each hair was a branch.... I wonder what the end result would be?
Nice opening, Nigel 👍😎
Pat Sfreund (1 year ago)
Great job on this tree. Like everything you've done with this tree. Not sure about the front, but if you work some of the greenery over the trunk I think it will look better to me. Love the cameo appearance of the baby squirrel. Thanks for another good video.
Bonsais de Jose Couto (1 year ago)
Gran trabajo. saludos cordiales
really enjoyed this one mate. really like the angle you planted it at. i know people complain about the damage that squirrels do but they sure are cute. wish we had them here in Aus.
soberhippie (1 year ago)
I am surprised you didn't call it a repliplant ) Looking for ward for the progress of this tree.
Afloat Fob (1 year ago)
I like the longer pot, it makes it look more physically stable and balanced. Beautiful plant either way.
Vaman Joshi (1 year ago)
Hi again Nigel. It was a nice lesson on bonsai. Is choosing front is so important. I believe a tree should be looked from all angles and enjoyed. This juniper is also beautiful from all angles. Good job
Vaman Joshi (1 year ago)
No Mrs Vrinda. I have settled in Bangalore. My papa is from tulajapur. I love bhadang and bhakarvadi from Pune
Vrinda Bandishte (1 year ago)
Mr. Joshi , are you from Pune?
Vrinda Bandishte (1 year ago)
I believe a front has to be decided to train the bonsai, but at the same time, the position can change by the overall growth of the tree .
BONSAI& QUAY CHẬU (1 year ago)
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Woodrow W. (1 year ago)
Hi Nigel. I really appreciate your videos. Not only is this a very beautiful tree but the process and care you put into the video was wonderful. I am Canadian and am really enjoying watching the new growth on my trees in the well appreciated sun this spring. Be well!
Lucky, Mary & Kali (1 year ago)
I don’t know what it is about this tree? But it’s got a very spiritual feel to it. I guess that’s a sign you’re doing it right... As always thank you so very much for sharing with us.
Tim Saunders (1 year ago)
Interesting point on root pruning Junipers. I don't grow them anymore as i get dermatitis from the foliage; but i suspect that, like most species, if the tree is in good health then it has a good chance of recovering from it. Overall you probably didn't have a lot of choice since the old soil had degraded so much and it looks to have been a very long time since it was last re-potted so i may have been the lesser of two evils irrespective of the outcome It's all a learning experience if nothing else!
aghori rajnishee (1 year ago)
sir, do you have facebook account or twitter? I m a bonsai artist from Nepal. Sir, U really changed my concept of bonsai; now I m beginning your theory to my bonsai. Sir, I need your support personally plz
bonsai J (1 year ago)
Great Video! I can't wait to see up dates on this Juniper.
Jeff Dodson (1 year ago)
bonsai
S R (1 year ago)
I love this 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
Joe Kerr (1 year ago)
Hey Nigel do you have any bonsai trees on rocks instead of in pots?
Fred Grech (1 year ago)
Thanks for the reply good luck I hope it works out because every time I pull one out the ground I managed to kill it
Christian Medina (1 year ago)
I want to see how you're going to reduce leaf size on your catalpa tree once they're bigger
That’s some nice material you have there.
Paul Byland (1 year ago)
Honestly, I'm not a fan of these long 3 (or more) part videos. I think you need to keep them more focused on exactly what you doing. For example, this is part 3 and it's the FIRST TIME you really did any work on the actual tree that this series is named for. Replanting the last tree should have been it's own video so that someone can follow the history of THAT tree in the future instead of burying it inside another video.
Bonsaista (1 year ago)
i agree!
Finnnicus (1 year ago)
I disagree entirely. I enjoy Nigel’s style of an entire narrative including little updates and other fun stuff
Johnald (1 year ago)
Yes, I agree. The three parts seem to have been in chronological order
Thanks Paul, a valid point!
John Smith (1 year ago)
another top notch bonsai film
The Bearded Viking (1 year ago)
I was so looking forward to part 3! Fantastic - Thank you!
The Bearded Viking (1 year ago)
I was scared when you first decided to cut that initial branch, but as per usual a few cuts later and I began to see your vision and experience come into play. It turned out lovely, Nigel. Under your care it will most certainly develop into a beautiful tree and I look forward to the future updates.
Thanks, hope you like it!
Tree Daddy (1 year ago)
This may be a ridiculous request, But could you or anyone else in the comment section give a full list of Bonsai soil ingredients WITH amazon links to each product? I’m desperate to find a way to make soil in bulk cheaply, but can’t find the products online or in stores. For example I’ve heard kitty litter works just as well as “turfous” but I’ve never found kitty litter that wasn’t heavily scented/treated with chemicals.
Check out this video from Appalachian Bonsai , Part 1 and 2 it's excellent.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt_a7g6C2Ls&t=3s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJuRmunExtk
Tree Daddy (1 year ago)
Ive root pruned 2 junipers in just the same way that you did and they both died immediately :(. Good luck with yours! I’ll be looking for updates.
I hope it makes it! It won't be the first tree I've killed.
Tree Daddy (1 year ago)
I’ve been watching Nigel for a few years now, and although I have never seen that squirrel before, I have to say I was not surprised in the least that he has one as a friend lol. I just hope he doesn’t like to chew bark.
The squirrel's name is Daffodil. We've had him several weeks now and he's growing so fast!
ogajodocenario (1 year ago)
That is one of my favorite bonsais in your collection. One day I'll have one of that caliber
Thank you, hopefully it will grow well this summer!
Bass n' Bonsai (1 year ago)
Nice...
Thanks, I'm way behind on your videos still, hopefully I'll get some time to watch the newest ones soon!
jane Tang (1 year ago)
do a mini rose bonsai
I'll see what I can do!
Robyn's Green Rainbow (1 year ago)
Sometimes the best viewpoint is unobtainable; viewing from above! I did however, prefer the view from the back more than the front, but i didnt really get a sense of the depth of the tree until you aimed the camera down on it, and not at pot level. Like you say, it is all down to the person styling the tree, we would all approach the same tree differently, that what being creative is all about, there is more to bonsai than making a tree look old, the artistic element is what makes every tree unique! As a side note, i bought a small podocarpus bonsai tree from my local bonsai nursery, he told me i should wire the branches horizontally, but it was the shape of the tree that initially caught my eye, the flow and movement, i am happy to let the tree grow naturally for now, i may change my mind in the future when i am a bit more knowledgeable on the aesthetics of this certain tree, but for now i am simply happy to sit back and observe how it develops and grows, there are 2 small buds forming on the trunk and a branch, and there is copious amounts of new growth coming from the tips.
Thanks, it is a tricky tree to show on video, it has so many twists and turns! It's good to study the natural form of the trees you will be working on.
AWDlyArousing (1 year ago)
I recently purchased a juniper, and a Hawaiian hibiscus to start as bonsai trees. But I can’t find soil anywhere in Canada! Do you (or anybody) have any suggestions as to where I can find soil mixes? Even the right ingredients so I can make my own would be helpful. Preferably between kingston and Ottawa.
AWDlyArousing (1 year ago)
Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone Awesome! Thank you. I’ve been watching your channel for a year or two now and haven’t come across this video yet.
Yes, i get my turface (Safetysorb) at TSC stores and my Perlite at Canadian Tire. I mix the soil 50/50 after screening out the fine particles. Here is my video on watering and fertilizing this soil..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXIIpxUqxdY&t=9s
ogajodocenario (1 year ago)
Search this channel. Nigel has a video all about soil. He uses a mix of perlite and turface. If you want easier and cheaper I use 100% mineral cat litter.
P4RR4P4lp (1 year ago)
Hi Nigel, nice work and your glasses are fire!
Thanks, my daughter got the heart shaped sunglasses and I got the crazy round ones!
Bob Rogers (1 year ago)
Nigel, Love the start of this video. Very well done. Had some shrubs that had holes in the trunk. Started to dry out and then fall over at the base. Looked inside and there was white boring grubs in the holes. I think Andrew commented about the same thing below. If it makes it, it sure will be a nice bonsai. Keep your fingers crossed.
I'll keep my eyes on the tree and I may have to clean off the outer layer of bark. Thanks.
Jennifer McDaniel (1 year ago)
Have you ever tried crape mertle
Not yet, but some day hopefully!
Question About Root Work on Junipers: I just buy one from the Nursery one month ago, and according to a bonsai book that I have it says that for root work its "preferable" to do it during winter, and I'm seeing that you do it during Spring very confident, so my question is if the book goes for safety or is also just a myth as you mention about root work on Junipers during middle of the video?
Hi Nigel, I appreciate your time answering my question; what you explain has a lot of sense and I do apply that theory with some Grape Bonsai I'm training but because Junipers are evergreen the doubt grew on me.
I prefer to do the root work after the tree has greened up from winter, but before the foliage starts to grow. I think the sugars get distributed to the branches, when the sap starts to flow in spring. The roots have done their work and can be safely pruned. The foliage will then generate energy to grow new roots. This is the general theory for root pruning and the timing for pruning. I hope it works in practice!
DEploribus Unum (1 year ago)
Niiiice opening! The tree looks great.
Thank you very much!
Bubba Boucher (1 year ago)
Ha lol that squirrel! Careful he could get attached and become a pet, it happened to a buddy of mine, her name was scabbers and had babes that were also friendly
Hopefully he will join the wild squirrels some day, the grey ones are so cute!
broodovermind (1 year ago)
love this series!
Thank you!
Holly Munford Bloe (1 year ago)
JOY CLUB NEWS all's well at VIRGINIA BLOE STAR JUNIPER MOVED TO A BIGGER POT.
Thank you Holly!
Andrew Jessup (1 year ago)
Nigel those look like boaring beetles clean/remove bark in affected areas and remove the larva
cosmiceon (1 year ago)
ryan neil goes pretty in depth on this issue, nothing you can do other than physical removal.
Thanks, I will have to do that and very quickly!
Lounoir Records (1 year ago)
the only thing i would change is the potting angle being slightly slanted towards you. so that the foliage is a little more visible, making the backmost root part higher than the front. other than that it's gonna look fantastic in about 5-10 years :)
Thanks, that is a good idea! I will definitely be re potting it in the future. I do have a nice drum pot that would suit it.
Holly Munford Bloe (1 year ago)
Awesome
Thanks again Holly!
mikbonsai (1 year ago)
Nice work Nigel, love the little squirrel and so tame. Root work is risky, but with good after care you mentioned, the risk is reduced considerably.I also tend to water them thoroughly and keep in complete shade for three weeks, works for me. Have a good week. Iqbal
Nikolaus (8 months ago)
And a number of bare ones... Really curious how the tree is, I'm a bit nervous about repotting mine.
Jeannie Griffin (1 year ago)
Concur; I concur...lol, geez...but conferring is good too.... it's funny how the spelling check can change the entire dialogue ....
Jeannie Griffin (1 year ago)
Hello from across the pond.. I confer with this assessment, and all the points Nigel mentioned about the pot, etc. I think the front of the tree is good; however, I do really like the "B" side as well...🌻🌺🌻🌻
Thanks Iqbal, hopefully the tree will make it, it seemed to have a good amount of live roots, but it also had a good number of dead rotted ones!
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Elizabeth Long (1 year ago)
"☼"☼ ..L"☼VE ..the sunglasses ;';''
My daughter and I decided to buy some crazy sunglasses, she picked the heart shaped ones and I got the mad scientist style!
You could have taken the branch you cut and wired it down below the pot level
I had to remove one of the three growing from the junction to avoid future swelling at that point, it was a tough decision! The one I removed didn't flow nicely with the existing branch structure. Even with wiring, it would always have a nasty kink. I hope the tree survives and I can do a proper branch styling in the future.
Elizabeth Long (1 year ago)
"☼ 仌...thank you, Nigel仌."
Thanks Elizabeth, it's greening up fast around here!
I love when we share ideas about the work you're doing on your trees! I really like the position of the tree in the pot (with the main trunk cascading down a bit), and I also agree that a smaller pot might compliment the cascade a bit better - although I really like the pot it's in (as well as the old pot it was in originally). Great work as always! Really hope the tree does well and can't wait for an update down the line.
Thanks, I'm looking really forward to working on the branches next, but I have to get the tree to survive this operation first!
Holly Munford Bloe (1 year ago)
Nosewarmer I like the strange look of the tree
Fred Grech (1 year ago)
Hi nigle the tree looks magnificent I love all the curves on the trunk question when you take so much roots of aren't you supposed to trim the top as well
Hello Fred, I didn't take very much off the living roots, most of the roots I removed were dead and rotting. I did take off two major branches, that will reduce the load of the roots. Time will tell if the tree survives.
Chris S (1 year ago)
Is that by chance a San Jose juniper?
Chris S (1 year ago)
Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone I now how that feels prickly needles make working on a tree rather uncomfortable. Nevertheless prickly needles come with the hobby. It is a very nice specimen though, hope the cause of the saw dust isn't too serious I've lost tree's to borrowing insects not a fun day when that happens.
It is a  (Juniperus rigida) I'm not sure of the exact variety. It has the prickly sharp needles and is painful to work on!
Todd's Tropicals (1 year ago)
Very cool tree, you sure do inspire us, I just started styling 2 acacia tree seedlings, one is a bullhorn acacia and the other we don't know the species. And we officially started training a 3 year old myrrh tree (Commiphora kua) and a few frankincense trees too.
Todd's Tropicals (1 year ago)
Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone Wow, yes he does have some very nice trees! I love the olives he has, we just got our first olive last year... These trees are quite fun to watch grow. Thanks for directing me to his channel. Watching is great, but doing I think is where we learn.👍
Excellent, have you seen Sam's channel, he has some awesome trees on the go! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeG4j3ikpP76jME7EKmfetg
Saleh Alsharif (1 year ago)
Thes is arely god tree . I hope it wel sty alife .
Thank you Saleh, I'll do my best to get it growing again!
The Groke (1 year ago)
21:23 Everybody loves bonsai trees!
The squirrel is so cute! His name is Daffodil.
Ali Mirjalili (1 year ago)
FOIST
Dubsy Dabster (1 year ago)
Ali Mirjalili Wow. Truely amazing. Well done my friend. I don't know what blows my mind more. The cinematography of this video or this FOIST!
Minstera Marc (1 year ago)
so quick !
Well done Ali!
Maier Andrei (1 year ago)
damn

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