Steve’s Work

During my time with Mr Warren, Steve Salisian from LA was busy working away beside me. I thought I’d share his work here for you to see.

The first tree is a Sabina Juniper with great deadwood and movement.

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Portuguese Oak

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Another Portuguese Oak

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A raft style Yew

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Japanese Maple

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Thanks for adding to my experiences for the week Steve, look forward to catching up with you in LA in May. 🙂

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Oak Air Layer Update

Thought I’d share this Oak Air layer update with you. I see many people on forums etc asking if it’s possible to layer an Oak with a lot of conflicting answers. This one was removed from the parent tree back in April 2012. At the weekend I decided to repot the tree properly for the first time.Here you can see that it’s done well in the interim.

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After a combing out of the roots and removal of any of the moss used in the original layer.

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Some work carried out on some large cuts.

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And now potted up in it’s new pot. Some carving required to tidy it up but no rush.

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Josh’s Deciduous Bonsai

I added this Video to my Youtube Channel a few days a go but thought I would also add the stills here as well.

Oak Air Layer Removal

I layered this oak last year and decided to leave it in place over the Winter. All the other layers last year had produced enough root to allow for an Autumn removal. This oak however was lacking in roots at that stage. Some where visible but not enough in my opinion.

Today I removed the cover and was happy with what I saw. The layer was budding very strongly and the roots in the moss were moving again as white tips were showing.

This was my first layer on an oak and was more about gaining knowledge than producing a great tree. Both the parent tree and the layer are nothing special but at least I know it’s worth giving oak a go in the future.

Oak Air Layer

I checked this air layer again today. A few weeks ago it was showing no sign of roots. This was it today.

What I can see is strong, but there’s not a lot of it. I think in this case I will wrap up again in the black rubber and add an extra layer for insulation, then leave until the Spring.

It had proved to be a lot slower that the other species that I layered this year.

Turkey Oak

One of my ‘Royal Bonsai’ Guests last night was Josh who brought along his Turkey Oak, Quercus Cerris. This tree was lifted from a growing bed in his garden this Spring and put into it’s first pot. He brought it along for pinching and I took the opportunity to get a photo. I must say that the photo doesn’t do this tree any favours. It’s amazing in the bark, so to speak. The pot is from Walsall Ceramics. Well, via Willowbog Bonsai 🙂

To give you an idea of the size of the Oak here’s Josh for scale.