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    Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' It is quiet hard to find a Crataegus with a nice nebary, but I was lucky with this one. It was growing on a sandy Read More
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  • Carpinus, Hornbeam - Nick name: Fen

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  • Tilia-cordata - Lime tree - Anti

    Tilia-cordata - Lime tree - Anti

    This article is about the development of Antis Lime tree. He find it in 2011 in a forest. It had a very interesting trunk, more Lime was growing Read More
  • Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

    Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

    It is quiet hard to find a Crataegus with a nice nebary, but I was lucky with this one. It was growing on a sandy soil where was Read More
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I collected this tree in 2011. Above on the picture you can see the tree in 2012, and now. In 2013 I started to form a tree trunk. I started to form the dead part like if it would be in the nature, just speeding up the time. Since that in every half a year I was "working" on a trunk a bit. Cause I am not good at drawing I used to imagine the next step in my brain and if it was ready, then the work was ready as well. Now, in December 2016 has been forming it again, and I thought to where the trunk is still missing from the nature trail, I make up it, and then it will be ready in 99%. It's not 100% because my opinion a tree is never done :-D

Wherever the trunk was too homogeneous, too smooth, I carving a bit, I engraved a trench, a burrow, or just broke the surface of it, cause I wanted to reach it won't be smooth, because it is really rare in the nature that is totally homogeneous, or it has a completely flat pattern. In the nature it use to be striated, lined or "lair" samples, so I tried to imitate like those. I got really small drill bits (from 0.8mm, 3mm-up) so I did the job by this small bits. By these bits are really nice, small and detailed patterns can be created. It is true that the work is slow, but worth the effort, because the end result speaks for itself.
Sure, I'm biased, because it is one of my favorite tree, and it is my first yamadori tree, but the end result was very good. I made a video about it  what you see speeding up because no one would be able to sitting in front of the monitor across three hours to watch this slow milling process. I am very pleased with the results!

In March I will put it into a bowl, because it deserve. I got a nice anthracite green  bowl for it so will live in that from spring.


some pictures about it:

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And a video about the carving:

I collected this wild black cherry in the last year (03.2015). Now, it was just cut as well as the leaves. The plant was growing under a cable so people kept cutting it, amd unfortunately only the left side and the bottom of the back part is alive, so it will be its own tanuki. I "laced" the back branch and I am trusting that it will grow enough until it sheds the leaves so I captured the essence of it. In order to refine it, I need to get a drill with a smaller head because on the left hand side trunk the alive part is quite close and I would not dare to do it with the large drill, in case something goes wrong.

Some pictures from the tree:

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I know a lot of people would have given up on it already, but I like it. I designed an imaginary picture about what I want to make it look like.

And a video for the carving:

Sunday, 21 February 2016 17:06

Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'

It is quiet hard to find a Crataegus with a nice nebary, but I was lucky with this one. It was growing on a sandy soil where was about 10 cm humus on the top so the roots were staying close to the surface.

 

Technically I had a bare trunk, so I had to build up the complete foliage from the zero, so I decided to graft each one of the branches to a special variety which has an pink flower, and which is keeping the berries much longer on the tree. In the same year which I collected this tree, till august it has grown enough that i was able to start to graft the branches. The tree had a few weaker branches, with those I waited a year before I grafted tham, so the complete grafting process took me about 3 years, but for now, all foliage is a full bloomed pink variety which was started to flowering in the fourth year.

Monday, 25 January 2016 17:20

Tilia-cordata - Lime tree - Anti

This article is about the development of Antis Lime tree. He find it in 2011 in a forest. It had a very interesting trunk, more Lime was growing together around a small beech tree.
 
 
He was cutting it back, digging it out, and carefully put in pot. The lime was starting well but the  beech wasn't survived. The second disappointment was when the chosen apex, was not started. Which is happening quiet often when we working with yamadori. At 2011 Anti organised the main branches in the right direction.
 
 
That was the first styling, than the next three years was about to thickening the branches, heal wounds, and dense ramification. The last picture was taken at autumn of 2015, so this is how it is looks right now, I will coming back with more pictures of further development.
 
Friday, 22 January 2016 19:16

Carpinus, Hornbeam - Nick name: Fen

This hornbeam came to me in May 2014, I bought it from Rinzai Bonsai. There is no hornbeam around where i live, and we wasn't going for yamadori in group that time.
When I choosed it, looked like this:

 

carpinus bonsai, 2014.05


After my first pruning in 2014:


carpinus bonsai, metszés után

 

I think the tree felt good being with me because for September it thrived a lot. So on the next two workshop I carved the wounds and pruned the foliage, and started to wiring it.

 

carpinus bonsai, 2014.10


carpinus bonsai, a worshop munka előtt


That was one of my first tree so as I was practising on this, so I may have made a few mistake like over feed it, but nothing to serious. And than recently I visited my friend Richi who was giving me a few pointing, so we started to work:

 

carpinus bonsai, 2016-ban, mielőtt elkeztem a munkát


I was really enjoying working in a team, I prefere that way, I learned much more, and more faster and that was even more fun too (thanks guys :) ) I would really recomended to all to group up guys and work together, you will see how much more effective that way. So here is our team works result:

 

carpinus bonsai, Ricsinél a munka előtt

 

carpinus bonsai, a munka végeztélvel


carpinus bonsai, ágak oldalról

 

carpinus bonsai, ágak felülről


I think its came to be a much more imposing tree that I was imagining. Because we brought the ramification closer to the trunk now it could be "as thick, as you can't push your finger throu."
Thanks guys againg for the team work.

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I find this tree 8 years ago, 200 metre from our home. I walk next to it for 5 years before I have seen it. It was stuck between two rocks, it was a great battle to get it out. I was bleeding from many wound and the tree wasn't started for the next two years. In the third year it started to grow but not where I wanted, and it wasn't fit a pot because the large roots, the top was growing backward, and on the top it, tilting his belly, so the tree was really filled with blemish.

Cornus mas bonsai

In that time, many people were seeing this tree was no one as really paying attention to it, so I thought I will do this tree for myself, but when it got its first styling it offended on something so badly that it was wegetating again for another two years. As how it is looking right now, it is the last three years result. It is found itself for now, flowering and fruiting too. What only needs, is to matures it.

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Friday, 22 January 2016 18:40

Quercus ilex / Holly oak

This is one of my first trees. I found it with a few of his friends at the Spring of 2011 in Devon county England, where this species are not native, but escaping from gardens, its conquered about one square kilometer part of a bay, which is protected from any extremes. Here this species are pretty much selected, so they are more tolerable the frost, which is proved by the time what they spent in Hungary. Building up the tree was slowly at the first two years, because of the constant traveling and moving from place to place, but since his find his home in Hungary and gets his attention and care, his thriving very well.

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