I have been studying bonsai since 1994, in an ever-increasing obsessive fashion. In our last 5 years prior to moving from Iowa to Alabama pursuing a career in the foodservice industry, my bonsai collection was limited to a few varieties that could survive brutal winters outside, or winters under dim light in the dank basement of our humble duplex...my wife puts up with a lot. Including the trailer hitch I put on our brown 1983 Chrysler New Yorker to pull a U-Haul full of trees to Nashville for a 3-month stop along the career path that led us to Alabama. 12 years later, we no longer have the New Yorker; and not a single one of those trees remain on my bench, having given the last holdout to a new club member this summer. I prefer collecting native trees and buying the classical species used in Japan, feeding organic, and reading everything I can get my hands on.
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I use the same tubing! I take it everywhere I work on trees. The only difference is I run the wire straight through and tighten it from the bottom.
Same here Dan. Brian, also may I suggest a trip to Pepboys to get black hosing, it looks much better, and doesn’t get that nasty greenish/brown color.
Thanks, Brian. this is simpler than the method I’ve used.
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