This tree was purchased earlier this year. It was a bit overgrown and pruned aggressively. My second attempt at wiring, not completely unhappy with the result. All those years of twisting rope around cucumber and tomato plants in my youth do pay of I guess.
Some questions: I want the branches...
Took a risk ordering this field maple online, was only one photo available, but was cheap and my first opportunity to try a bit of a beasty one!
So the trunk is far from ideal, quite an odd shape! Almost quite flat? Hopefully the photos will show this.
Limited movement and...
Went to buy wire, got pulled in by this chunky trunk.
A few cut marks on one side (this will most likely be the back!)
It's my first maple, been wanting to try one, thought this would be a good start! Looks healthy and yeah, I'm a fan of the trunk. It's not perfect, but I think it's workable...
I am training a couple of field maples that I got from a nursery stock last year.
I think they are 2-3yos.
This is their first spring with me and I noticed that the leaves are quite sturdy for one sapling whdress saggy/flabby in the others
Do you have experience in this species...
This is a tree that I collected locally (south east England) last year. Here's how it looks now.
Prior to collection I had chopped it and left it where it was for a year. Here it is in the ground after chopping.
In March 2017 I collected it. It had some nice fine roots close to the trunk...
Probably my smallest real tree - it's a Field maple/Acer campestre - grown from a collected seedling.
Going from a massive 4inch pot to a correctly proportioned 2incher from Walsall Ceramics.
03194695 by Jerry Norbury, on Flickr
03194697 by Jerry Norbury, on Flickr
03194703 by Jerry...