Arctic Beech (Nothofagus antarctica)

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I mentioned in the recent thread about under-utilized trees, that I was fond of these and would post several. Here's the first one, a landscapadori I got last fall. The trunk is almost entirely hollow top to bottom. I've trimmed it up a bit, and it's currently defoliated after pushing very lush growth this spring, as these are want to do. They ramify nicely and respond well to Lingnan School cut-and-grow techniques, which is what I will be employing over time to refine the image. These are trouble-free trees generally, and fun and rewarding trees to work on, and this one is especially a blast with its inherently wild trunk. About 2 1/2' tall.

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Hey Will,
That's a great trunk! So ugly that it's beautiful. Any pics of it with clothes on?

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Thanks, all. No pics with clothes on, shoulda got one before I defoliated but it was just very bushy, with 8-10" whips coming off everywhere at odd angles. I'll get one in a few weeks when more orderly growth is budding out, a pretty time for photos of these guys - should look nice then.

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