Collected Prunus Cerasifera

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Collected Prunus Cerasifera

Postby alpinebonsart » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:44 am

This is my last big tree before they carve me up .Blown down in a storm the caretakers assisted with the loading into my trailer for a quick trip home .To pot the monster up I needed to trim the root ball to a user friendly size and make a custom made training box 850mm x 850mm x 450mm using aged ply so the fumes emitted from the glues don't effect the tree.

Due to the weight of the trunk 300kg collected estimated 200 - 250kg potted i used metal strapping to reinforce the box so the weight and compression doesn't blow it apart . i simply sipped it off the back of the trailer with a big lever and where it landed it sits .Iused 150lts of potting mix to tuck this in nice and snug .
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Potted and ready for the chop
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Re: Collected Prunus Cerasifera

Postby taffyman » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:59 pm

You're going to turn this into a Bonsai?? That thing is HUGE! Hope you keep us updated on its progress, I reckon it'll be very interesting :-? (Y)
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Re: Collected Prunus Cerasifera

Postby dolicus » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:30 pm

That is some project you have.
Please keep us posted.
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Re: Collected Prunus Cerasifera

Postby alpinebonsart » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:44 pm

taffyman wrote:You're going to turn this into a Bonsai?? That thing is HUGE! Hope you keep us updated on its progress, I reckon it'll be very interesting :-? (Y)

Hi Taffyman its a 2 man tree , well 4 at the moment but i will reduce it slightly with the trusty Stihl to a more compact 100kg tree .
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Re: Collected Prunus Cerasifera

Postby alpinebonsart » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:46 pm

dolicus wrote:That is some project you have.
Please keep us posted.

Hi dolicus time is something i will have plenty of so i will update every chance .Cheers
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