The Texas State Bonsai Exhibit, Inc. | TTSBE Foster Day At Persimmon Hill (Day 2 of 2)(1-24-2015)

TTSBE Foster Day At Persimmon Hill (Day 2 of 2)(1-24-2015)

January 24, 2015

Day 2 at Persimmon Hill Bonsai: Volunteers continued to work on Audrey's Chinese quince by putting a reinforcing bar in the back of the tree to aid in bending the new apex upwards.  More repotting and root works were done to two other exhibit trees and some more of Audrey's trees.

 

Putting a rebar on the back of the tree.

Chinese quinceChinese quincePutting Rebar on the back of the tree

Inserting the rebar in position.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceInserting the rebar in position

Protecting the tree trunk using plastic tubing.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceProtecting the tree trunk using plastic tubing

Top of the tree with rebar next to the trunk.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceTop of the tree with rebar next to the trunk

Bending the new apex in place.

chinese quincechinese quinceBending the new apex in place

Securing the wire to bend the apex.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceSecuring the wire to bend the apex

Twisting the wire to tighten the distance between branches.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceTwisting the wire to tighten the distance between branches

Wire was twisted to the desired distance and then cut.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceWire was twisted to the desired distance and then cut

New Apex with rebar in place.

Chinese quinceChinese quinceNew Apex with rebar in place

Worked on getting more soil in to cover the top of the pot. A good 2 inches were put into the pot.

Collection MapleCollection MapleWorked on getting more soil in to cover the top of the pot. A good 2 inches were pot into the pot.

There is a hole in the tree trunk.

Collection MapleCollection MapleA hole on the tree trunk

Scrapped off some bark to try to heal the hole in the trunk.

Collection MapleCollection MapleScrapped off some bark to try to heal the hole on the trunk

This maple was styled in an older way where branches were brought down. Used green marker to mark the area where we will tread graft next year. Two years later, we could cut the top off.

Collection MapleCollection MapleThis maple was styled in older way where branches were brought down. Used green marker to mark the area where we will tread graft next year. Two years later, we could cut the top off.

Scrapped off some bark around the area where the marker is to initiate root growth so as to get a better nebari.

Collection MapleCollection MapleScrapped off some bark around the area where the marker is to initiate root growth so as to get a better nebari.

This Chinese hackberry tree belongs to Audrey. Need new soil and possibly deeper pot. A greenish pot would be a nice choice.

Chinese hackberryChinese hackberryThis tree belongs to Audrey. Need new soil and possibly deeper pot. A greenish pot would be a nice choice.

This liquidambar, aka Sweet Gumtree, doesn't heal easily.

Liquidambar AKA Sweet GumLiquidambar AKA Sweet GumThis tree doesn't heal easily

Need to repot to a different angle.

need to repot to a different angle

This is a flowering tree with bluish purple flowers. For flowering trees, we want to keep as many branches as we can to have more flowers.

VitexVitexIt is a flowering tree with bluish purple flowers. For flowering trees, we want to keep as many branches as we can to have more flowers.

This crabapple is a TTSBE Collection tree that is being kept at Elaine's place. CrabappleCrabappleCollection tree kept at Elaine's place

Maple.

Found knob roots under the crabapple.

CrabappleCrabapplefound knob roots under the crabapple

More root work done on the crabapple.

CrabappleCrabapplemore root work done

Sawing underneath the trunk.

CrabappleCrabappleSawing underneath the trunk

inserting chopstick to widen the gap so roots will lay flatter in pot. The tree was repotted in the same pot and soil was piled up high to help with root work.

CrabappleCrabappleinserting chopstick to widen the gap so roots will lay flatter in pot. The tree was repotted in the same pot and soil was piled up high to help with root work.