A Ficus, Cedar and a Celtis Africana, the update on projects that I have done in the past that you have been waiting for. by romanolsamuels

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A Ficus, Cedar and a Celtis Africana, the update on projects that I have done in the past that you have been waiting for.
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Yesterday I uploaded a video to YouTube, giving an update on trees that I've worked on in the past. I have posted a few videos on YouTube of projects that I have done but if I look back now I have not always given feedback or updates on those projects.

Before I continue here is the link to the video on YouTube I uploaded yesterday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXETbZKKAXk

The first tree that I gave a update on was the ficus that is styled in a root over rock style. I have done a lot of work on the tree during the past two years. This tree is the first of my root over rock project trees that I am happy with. 

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In the photos you can see that the tree is doing good and that the hard work has worked out. As mentioned in the video I will be working on the roots and the ramification of the branches.

Here is the first video that I did on this tree:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qxwgiJtpAY

Video showing the progress of the tree and removing the container that housed the rock and roots of the tree :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bxUbwcUFWY

Maintenance on the Ficus:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrzEKTF98jk

The second tree I gave an update on was my Cedar. This tree is the tree that I am the most impressed with. I have developed this tree from a young nursery tree to the tree that you see now. It has endured a lot. During the early stage of this trees development I used a few questionable techniques to shape the tree. Over the years as I started to gain more knowledge it became easier to work on the tree. I have seen great results in the last two years. 

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Here is the videos on YouTube that I have uploaded on the development of this tree:
First video I posted on this tree:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bop84OAcmuc

Cutting back new shoots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gktkd7Gcjv4

Maintenance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owEJoYfHd_U

Removing wire:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js6fGhfU6M8

The last tree I covered in this video was the Celtis Africana that I did a tread graft on. This is a tree that I dug up out of a friends garden. He wanted to get rid of tree and I thought it would be cool to see if I can make something out of it. I planted the tree in a nursery pot and left it to grow. 

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Here is the video on the grafting process of this tree:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJoKaWVeHpc

I will be going through my videos on YouTube to see if there are any other trees that I can give you guys updates on. This weekend on Saturday I will be interviewing Ben-Herman Pieterse. He is the vice-president of SABA, the treasurer at CRAB and the founder of the bonsai club in Worcester.

Please join me on Saturday 16 May 2020 at 10:00 (+2 GMT) on my YouTube channel to watch the live stream.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlYy_N2rWxo

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Hope you enjoyed it. Please feel free to leave your questions and comments in the section provided below.

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