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    You have done a nice job with this tree. Would you consider shortening? About 3/4 way up tree there is a forward going branch which...
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    james replied to the thread Concave Cutter Advice.
    Here are some examples of my juniper after branches removed. Others may have different experiences. However, I would say (in general...
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    james replied to the thread English Elm.
    This is a way cool tree. Control the moss. Ready for a show pot.
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    james replied to the thread Concave Cutter Advice.
    Juniper almost never heal a wound like that. I didn't know this myself earlier, but have been told this, and didn't want to believe it...
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    Yugen, You are correct, removing second trunk leaves tree a bit sparse at base. Tree style would be more literati. Branches would be...
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    james replied to the thread Shohin Deshojo.
    To get to your inspiration tree, you will to do several things. Trunk thickness and taper needs to be increased. This is done by...
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    Very nice tree. Great pot. Wonderful composition.
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    I like front one. If it were mine, I would use front one, take off second trunk ( leave some jin) and rotate a bit to the right, lean a...
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    "Good fresh soil" is subjective. What is good? The point of the discussion is this very question. Particularly with a conifer...
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    james replied to the thread GRAY OAK (QUERCUS GRISEA).
    Another great tree. Could you post just one derelict tree sometime?
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    The soil discussion will generally be vigorous, with varied strong opinions. It’s a bit like arguing over religion. Most are born into...
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    james replied to the thread Air layer & planting on a board?.
    Here are some quick sketches of what I described above. Of course, this assumes the new layer trunk can accept a screw, maybe 3/4” or more.
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    james replied to the thread Air layer & planting on a board?.
    Yes, you can take an air layer and go directly to a board. The newly established roots are soft, and don't provide any reasonable root...
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    james replied to the thread Larch problem...need advice please.
    Likely branch or root damage during collection. Rest of tree looks strong. There is not anything you can "correct" at this point. I...
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    james replied to the thread Crazy Ramification - Mature Beech.
    That’s crazy town. Where is that, may I ask? Never seen anything at that scale before.
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