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Hector Johnson wrote:
Every time I look at the tree above I am reminded of a scene from a movie. If only I could remember which movie it was!

Edward Dremelhands?


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Texas Chainsaw Massacre?


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Edward Dremelhands?

Hah! I'm sure you could sell the idea as a spinoff of the first movie. Johnny Depp could be the new Pat Morita.
It's a very neat treatment of the substantial timber left on that stump, Mike. It's so much better than what could have happened, in lesser hands.
Interesting, that a lack of vision and capability has doomed more trees to mediocrity than any quirk nature might devise.


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Thanks Hector. I very much appreciate your kind words.
Mike


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That's OK. I often see dead and superfluous wood on bonsai treated in much the same way that local municipality workers treat it: Hack it off, vigorously, and paint the stump with goop to ensure the evil spirits can't get into the tree. "NEVER allow any sign of dead wood, Oh no-no-no, it's very bad Ju-ju, Massa! It might fall on someone's head and knock some sense into them, you never know!"

It's interesting that botanists here are starting to discover that almost all big eucalypts hollow out, after a hundred years or so. It encourages creatures to live in the cavities, and they in turn bring foreign matter into the tree, fertilising it. Meanwhile, city workers cut them down as soon as a hollow limb appears.

We have a lot to learn, from nature's inscrutable ways.


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Every time I look at the tree above I am reminded of a scene from a movie. If only I could remember which movie it was!

This is how Isengard *ought* to have looked.
My first post here and I out myself as a geek. Ah well.
Between lurking here and at KoB for some time before I even registered, I keep coming back to your gallery and the olive tree. I am completely enamoured with it, and though I recognize why some people would be put off at first, the entire piece is stunning.


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Welcome to the forum Heather. (And to the geek club ;) )

Will


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Thank you Will... I'm glad to be here and finally getting the guts to come out of lurk mode :)


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