kdodds
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Yew yamadori

+5" at the base. The nebari and flare are AMAZING on this one (below soil line currently). Each trunk is about 2-2½" caliper at the split all of the way up. Almost no taper, but worse, both trunks are virtually the same size.

Right after collection last weekend:
[img]https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/KDodds/2012-05-19_12-34-48_635.jpg[/img]

Some ideas:
Dead trunk
[img]https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/KDodds/Yew_Deadwood.jpg[/img]

Twin trunk, tall and slim
[img]https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/KDodds/Yew_Twin.jpg[/img]

Both with deadwood
[img]https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/KDodds/Yew_Hollow.jpg[/img]

NOT this
[img]https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/KDodds/YewBroom.jpg[/img]

More angles taken today
[img]https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/KDodds/2012-05-24_18-59-49_305.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/KDodds/2012-05-24_18-59-59_256.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/KDodds/2012-05-24_19-00-34_367.jpg[/img]

linlaoboo
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nice tree. where did u collect this one from? I'm thinking to air layer the yew in front of my house.
ficus, maple, elm, juniper, pine

kdodds
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We have a large property with lots of "material". This particular tree was the apparent end of a hedge row planted when the house was built in 1957. It wound up under a white pine (60'+) and a stand of 7 hemlocks, so it's been naturally dwarfed in the shade for decades. Actually, I just discovered it this year, when some of the hemlocks needed to be removed.

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Intriguedbybonsai
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I love your artistic drawings on what you envision your trees to look like in the years to come. Kudos to you! 8) In some ways it helps ease the anxiety of what the tree can look like some day. But alas, bonsai is definitely the art of patience. :D
I am Quintin, the one who became inspired, informed, and intrigued by bonsai. But I also like gardening too. :D

kdodds
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Thanks. It's pretty easy and I'm pretty bad at "virting". There are lots of people out there who can do much nice jobs. Plus, I only have Paint, so I can't do any incremental rotation, which really stinks for bonsai virtualizing.

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