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Late last year, I brought my red pine forest in a workshop with Daisaku Nomoto to see on their preparation for the show. To my surprise, Nomoto was more concerned about the way the group planted what was with the branches. A transplant was in order.
Nomoto chief comment was that he did not like the trees were planted at the same level. The tallest tree, he thought, should be planted about an inch taller. The rest of the trees were in about the right places. To raise the main shaft, I took down the forest.
pine forest Red
had not replanted the group since he first made. In the following years, the roots had grown into a solid block.
Like a big tree
I cut next out each of the trees, trying, while working to preserve as many roots in each possible.
separately The first tree
Another tree itself
This block was left as a unit
ready forest components to reassemble
the same pot was used as it was a good size for the group. After cleaning and cable screen and adding, Nomoto adds a drainage layer of pumice medium size.
patting the drainage layer
The assembly process involved a series of hands and cables as tall trees were tilting.
Nomoto aligning the logs
start installing the lumps in place
The way, one lost his place in the group trunks. Right in the center of the composition, this trunk is pointing in the wrong direction. We removed the top and the rest jinned.
One less trunk
Once the trees were in place, gave me drink and added moss.
As discussed on display 14 edition of BIB
The final composition was very similar to the starting point.
Front – before
Front – after
Each trunk sits at a height and angle slightly different and the main shaft is now a little high. We removed the trunk is now a prominent jin in the center of the group, but this will be less apparent as the foliage continues to develop -. The main task of the coming years
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com