Yamadori - Prunus mahaleb
In spring 2011 I have taken some soil off around of the main trunk exposing its roots. Then the soil has been replaced by a mixture of coarse akadama, sphagnum moss and few doses of osmocote fertilizer. ( I prefer to use this anorganic stuff to commercial organic ones to avoid damage by wild boars who love the taste of my organic pellets. As the other alternative I am using the roe deer's or hare's droppings ).
In the course of 2011 I have visited the site several times to check the conditions and mainly to bring some water supply. The long feeding root has been gradually cut off at a reasonable distance from the main trunk. I planned to keep it in the future design of the tree.
The tree has been collected in spring 2012 and left alone till the late spring of 2014 when the first basic work has been carried out on the dead wood.
Limited growth this year:(. In late spring I have progressed on the dead wood. Dead bark stripped at the main trunk&conversion of two dead braches on jins. The second branch on the right and the first one on left.
For the next year I plan to move the tree to its first pre bonsai pot. Main focus now on the branch development with possible threadgrafting at the lover section of the trunk. & dead wood ageing ( heat&watter&technical frost used for plumbing )
Yamadori - Cornus mas
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