Prunus Versus Stihl 2

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Prunus Versus Stihl 2

Postby alpinebonsart » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:40 pm

Hi all this is the completed work after a total of 4hours on the saw and 2 on the Dremel this will be a fantastic 2 man tree .
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Left Side
.Cheers and Happy Bonsai .Alpinebonsart
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl 2

Postby alpinebonsart » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:55 pm

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Right Side
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All that is required now is a sand and sealer to complete the carving process .Cheers
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl 2

Postby taffyman » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:36 pm

Some nice artistic carving there Alpine. I hope it sends out shoots where you need them. If it does, it's going to be an awesome tree (Y)
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl 2

Postby alpinebonsart » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:08 am

Hi Taffyman i will set some shoot grafts while the sap is flowing .It Has 2 shoots that were on the tree , with plenty of trees in the street i will collect some tips and set them tomorrow .If i set 3-4 on each trunk side then hopefully 1-2 will take .Cheers
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl 2

Postby dolicus » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:12 pm

I am very impressed with your work.
I am interested in how you do a shoot graft?
Is it similar to doing T budding as in citrus?
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl 2

Postby alpinebonsart » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:24 pm

dolicus wrote:I am very impressed with your work.
I am interested in how you do a shoot graft?
Is it similar to doing T budding as in citrus?


Hi Dolicus , the similar method as side grafting on fruit trees or deciduous . With thick bark 10mm on this trunk i will simply drive a CUSTOM MADE CHISEL through the bark down to the cambium layer and continue for about 20-25mm . Remove the chisel and insert a pre trimmed shoot as per side graft approx' 75mm long around the same diameter as the tool and down to align the layers as best as i can . Yes flying blind however they do work well .

With the shoot positioned it will be sealed with compound ,careful not to allow any to weep into the cut . I believe plasticene is as good as any sealer for this method . It may be late to set a graft however with so much sap flowing i'm rather optomistic . Taping the graft is not necessary due to the fact that a small hole the same size as the graft is being used . Cheers
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl 2

Postby dolicus » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:21 pm

sorry to ask so many questions but do you slice the end of the new shoot in a wedge shape?
And what sort of wood is the new shoot as in how old and green?
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl 2

Postby alpinebonsart » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:34 am

dolicus wrote:sorry to ask so many questions but do you slice the end of the new shoot in a wedge shape?
And what sort of wood is the new shoot as in how old and green?
thanks

Hi Dolicus , yes you prepare the shoot as per side grafting wedge shaped longer on the side against the hardwood to allow a better alignment of the cambium. I use a shoot from the previous year usually this is done before bud burst however i never had the tree until a few weeks ago .Remove all the foliage if any leaving only 1 shoot/bud ,the stock is the same as the original Prunus Nigra . This tree was a grafted specimen as the base of some of the landscape trees have white flowers . Hope this helps .Cheers
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