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    Thread: Coral bark maple

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      Coral bark maple

      Picked this bonsai up a couple weeks ago for $30.

      I have a 7-8 ft coral bark in the back yard which I love. Thought I'd give this bonsai my hand at caring for it. If it fails as a bonsai ill throw it in the ground.

      I've always been interested in the beauty of bonsai.

      Let's see what happens


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      Looks like it will be a nice, fun project.

      Good luck.

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      Very pretty Sango Kaku, it's one of my favorite maples. Looks like you have it off to a good start.
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      Nice starter tree, I think I replied to you on how to start working on this.
      Good luck, enjoy the hobby, and keep us posted.
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      Thanks all. I am excited to see what "art" I can create with this if any!

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      It's a pretty tree.. good luck with it
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      They are a fun tree to bonsai. One thing to remember, it gets it's colored back from newer growth. The old growth turns a silvery gray as the bark thickens. Also, they are best used in the "formal upright" or broom style like you currently have it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      They are a fun tree to bonsai. One thing to remember, it gets it's colored back from newer growth. The old growth turns a silvery gray as the bark thickens. Also, they are best used in the "formal upright" or broom style like you currently have it.
      Great point on the bark Mike. Skidad also recommended the formal upright style for this tree.


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      Starting to show some life!!


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      Looks very nice.
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      Very nice.

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      Looking good
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      Thats really cool. I'd like to take a stab at bonsai someday...
      Where did you score a bonsai for $30? That seems really cheap although I don't know much about pricing...
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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      Thats really cool. I'd like to take a stab at bonsai someday...
      Where did you score a bonsai for $30? That seems really cheap although I don't know much about pricing...

      Good old craigslist!

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      Nice tree, If it were mine I would chop it to the first branch and build some taper, Roots and trunk are the first to develop, then comes the top and foilage....

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      Quote Originally Posted by reefed419 View Post
      Nice tree, If it were mine I would chop it to the first branch and build some taper, Roots and trunk are the first to develop, then comes the top and foilage....
      Yep. Choppy chop time.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ramzy View Post
      Picked this bonsai up a couple weeks ago for $30.

      I have a 7-8 ft coral bark in the back yard which I love. Thought I'd give this bonsai my hand at caring for it. If it fails as a bonsai ill throw it in the ground.

      I've always been interested in the beauty of bonsai.

      Let's see what happens


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      Oh, so thats a coral bark maple?? Used to have one in my front yard.... storm snapped a pine tree and knocked it over with it last year...

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