American Larch

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Nice trees. Great material.
 

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Very nice. Good luck with them. They look great.
 

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i'd do the same as you, maybe with a flatter crown
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Not sure i'd do a shari, because your bark is mature, good looking, and there is a risk that the result isn't very natural looking
 

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i'd do the same as you, maybe with a flatter crown

Not sure i'd do a shari, because your bark is mature, good looking, and there is a risk that the result isn't very natural looking

Thank you! Your virt does make the tree look much more to scale with the trunk.
 

clem

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no problem, i like mountain conifers with a prostrate looking
 

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i'd do the same as you, maybe with a flatter crown
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Not sure i'd do a shari, because your bark is mature, good looking, and there is a risk that the result isn't very natural looking
I like your idea but I would offer an option that you might like. Larch air layer quite well I would suggest layering off the top half of the tree then jinniung it down to make the effect you have shown.
 

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I like your idea but I would offer an option that you might like. Larch air layer quite well I would suggest layering off the top half of the tree then jinniung it down to make the effect you have shown.
yes sir! The top of the tree has some really neat, funky, clumpy action. I have 2 air layer spots planned up there.
 

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air layer
here are the 2 sections I hope to layer. The branch on the right is about an inch in diameter at the base. The bulbous part has at least 5 different branches, all coming from different angles, and 3 natural jins. I don’t know what happened to this poor tree years ago, but it sure took a beating.

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@Atom#28 can't help at all with your tree, just stoping to say hi to a neighbor. I'm 45 min north of CDA in the idaho panhandle.
Nice seeing someone from.my neck of the woods. I plan on heading north soon as I can in search of a larch.
 

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The styling idea you have for the bottom portion of the tree is great, imo.

The top half is going to difficult. I would certainly choose the branch going to the right as the trunkline and jin off that bulb etc to the left. The difficulty, as I see it, is that branch is basically at a 90 degree angle from the lower trunk. You may be able to reduce this angle at some point with the use of raffia and some rebar. But as it stands, it's very jarring.
 

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@Atom#28 can't help at all with your tree, just stoping to say hi to a neighbor. I'm 45 min north of CDA in the idaho panhandle.
Nice seeing someone from.my neck of the woods. I plan on heading north soon as I can in search of a larch.
hi neighbor! I called the ranger station in CDA and they verified they will be issuing “transplant” permits again this year. I think it was May 1 through June 15. I found this larch just below “Cougar Peak” in the CDA forest. The only other larches I saw there were spindly little 4’ saplings, though. I’m gonna try the honeysuckle campground area this year, I think.
 

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The styling idea you have for the bottom portion of the tree is great, imo.

The top half is going to difficult. I would certainly choose the branch going to the right as the trunkline and jin off that bulb etc to the left. The difficulty, as I see it, is that branch is basically at a 90 degree angle from the lower trunk. You may be able to reduce this angle at some point with the use of raffia and some rebar. But as it stands, it's very jarring.
Thank you. I agree. The top is super wonky. i think I’m gonna layer that 90 degree upper right branch off and try to make it into something interesting. The bulb might end up being a nice polished paper weight lol
 
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