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Old 17-06-2003, 01:08 PM
Greg Wilson
 
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Hi,

Bought a 24 inch Dawn Redwood from a local arboretum that was left over
from a bonsai show they had a few weeks ago. Nice specimen, however it is
curved in the top half, not upright as most I have seen. Is this normal or
was it possibly wired at one time to acheive this curvature? Can't find any
info on when it is safe to wire Dawn Redwoods to straighten it. Can anyone
shed some light on this? Am new to bonsai and need some help.

Thanks

Greg



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Old 04-07-2003, 09:08 PM
J. Del Col
 
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"Greg Wilson" wrote in message rthlink.net...
Hi,

Bought a 24 inch Dawn Redwood from a local arboretum that was left over
from a bonsai show they had a few weeks ago. Nice specimen, however it is
curved in the top half, not upright as most I have seen. Is this normal or
was it possibly wired at one time to acheive this curvature? Can't find any
info on when it is safe to wire Dawn Redwoods to straighten it. Can anyone
shed some light on this? Am new to bonsai and need some help.



Dawn Redwood is normally a very straight tree. I have a twelve foot
high specimen in my back yard, not a hint of a curve to it. Another
one
I planted as a 1 foot seedling on a nearby campus is now over twenty
feet tall and straight as the proverbial arrow.

Your DR was warped by some means, either natural or artificial.

You'd be better off to start with a straight one, if that's what you
want.


J. Del Col


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