MARI WILD OLIVE TREE 02/01/2012

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MARI WILD OLIVE TREE 02/01/2012

Post  Savvas P. on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:20 pm

This wild olive was collected nearly a year ago.I was impressed by its huge base.......
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Reacted fine..The fotos below were shot June 2012...
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......October 2012...
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The question was what to keep and what to cut away.....everything looked very straight but the decision was taken and the result is the following...I dont like my fotos especialy the first two.they dont show the real state of the tree.I am satisfied with the result to start with.I wasnt planning to do any carving,only some cleaning but in the process there was a lot of rotten dead wood that i had to clean and i ended up
using the dremmel-makita combination for 2-3 hours...I know the main trunk looks very "straight" but when foliage thickens everything will be covered.
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Re: MARI WILD OLIVE TREE 02/01/2012

Post  stavros on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:13 am

i like the carving a lot.
once it weathers, it will look even better.
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Re: MARI WILD OLIVE TREE 02/01/2012

Post  wildfig on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:57 pm

Very nice work Savvas, your deadwood carving technique is excellent.
Either side could be the front.
I don't like the dead branch crossing the main trunk, it can be carved away leaving an empty space
between the main trunk and the deadwood.
Like you say the main trunk is straight with no taper. Personally I would cut it off just above the new
growth and develop the apex there.
Something like this.

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Just an idea based on the pictures.
Mari meaning you collected it from the village of Mari or is it a bonsai term unknown to me?

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Re: MARI WILD OLIVE TREE 02/01/2012

Post  Savvas P. on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:17 pm

Thx for your comments guys....Stavro off course carving is not finished but yes i liked it as well and as you said the weather will do the rest... thumbs up
Christo....Mari is the village thumbs up i give them names so that when i call them they come to me.... Smile Smile
Now about the dead wood crossing the main trunk,i think you are right,i was going to lower it down as well but i said i will leave it for now.As far as the straight trunk,no i will not cut it down i think time and more foliage will cover up the problem,anyway when you see the tree live it looks much better.What i was expecting you guys to tell me,was to get rid of the first branch on the right,i think its too low and i can do without it.What do you think?

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Re: MARI WILD OLIVE TREE 02/01/2012

Post  Savvas P. on Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:45 pm

Food for thought....Pot By ERIN....
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Re: MARI WILD OLIVE TREE 02/01/2012

Post  Savvas P. on Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:02 pm

I am in momentum guys....i did some more repottings this weekend....As i said my effort was to get rid of the old sand soil.....So its the turn of this one now....Its in a new pot....At the begining i thought it was big but apparently it doesnt look bad.....what do you think....I know the tree needs a hair cut but not now.....now let it rest.....Smile Smile 
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