A bunjin Ponderosa pine gets a new look-

Michael and his students did a great job on this pondy! (Originally collected by Steve! An official Backcountry Bonsai tree!!!) I can’t wait to see it with more ramification, and in a pot!

Michael Hagedorn

Here’s a photo essay of a Ponderosa pine styling that we did last month with a few Seasonal students-

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The pine after some cleanup on the deadwood, but before doing anything else. The next three photos are each turned another 90 degrees.

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This was our favorite front. Avoiding the long slow curves, the trunk comes toward the front near the top and the line was the most un-S-curve-like one we could find.

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Tom and Steve cleaning the deadwood, which had some dead bark attached.

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Chris cleaning the trunk. It took us a good six hours to prep this tree, but only one hour to actually wire it.

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Bobby got in on the action too-

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Totally wired tree, at our chosen front, before setting the branches. We kept spraying the lime sulfured areas lightly to release the yellow sulfur.

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After branch setting, 33″/84 cm high. Most of the sulfur was gone…

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