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Here are a few more shots of the trunk now that it has dried a bit. The comment from Neli suggesting that it had reverse taper gave me pause, since I even mentioned that the base look kind weird while it was wet, yet the comment stands. I had a couple hundred to choose from, there would be absolutely no reason to choose one with reverse taper.

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In this shot of the back, the old sacrifice stub can be seen. The sacrifice branch used must come from very low on the trunk to keep the base fat while allowing the trunk to enlarge and grow over the wire. Yes it is very easy to attain reverse taper during this method. I think this one will be ust fine.

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Posted February 11, 2015 by California Bonsai Art in Spotlight on Shohin

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