Tar and Feathering? Changing a Famous Juniper…

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
No matter how assured you are, changing the design of a famous tree is done with a deep intake of breath. One takes precautions. Like boarding up windows and doors, in premonition of a rowdy gang of tree maniacs in green cloaks with picks and axes and rolls of wire for who knows what horrible use, in the street outside… Continue reading Tar and Feathering? Changing a Famous Juniper…

Experiment Results: Foemina Juniper Maintained as Japanese Needle Juniper

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
Several years ago I began working with a client who had a Foemina Juniper, Juniperus chinensis ‘Foemina’, of some provenance. The bonsai was created by Shig Miya over 30 years ago from an air layer, and the tree’s only branch was grafted on—a true feat of plant engineering. At the time we began on this tree, I had little experience… Continue reading Experiment Results: Foemina Juniper Maintained as Japanese Needle Juniper

Coastal Redwoods

Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
Having seen Sequoiadendron Giganteum I was keen to see the best of the Sequoia Sempervirens or Coastal Redwood. This meant taking a bit of a detour between Redding and Klamath Falls. We left Redding and headed west through some beautiful country in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest dropping down into Redwood National and State Parks. Stunning views along the way and… Continue reading Coastal Redwoods