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Was PM'd and asked to update this Juniper that some of you may or may not recognize (1st pic).It s been a while so I thought I'd go ahead and do it. Was going to put it in the gallery but then was asked to show the back and was not sure how to lump them all together :confused: so I thought I would do it here.

Just got done rewiring it with 500 feet of fine copper (22, 20, 18). If you've never fine wired a big tree its an experience you will soon not forget...of this I'm confident. She looks a bit disheveled still, but I thought with the time of year I best give the ole gal a break...which includes myself.

Still a lot to be done deadwood refinement, bark, separation....but its one step forward towards an end image:)
 

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Was PM'd and asked to update this Juniper that some of you may or may not recognize (1st pic).It s been a while so I thought I'd go ahead and do it. Was going to put it in the gallery but then was asked to show the back and was not sure how to lump them all together :confused: so I thought I would do it here.

Just got done rewiring it with 500 feet of fine copper (22, 20, 18). If you've never fine wired a big tree its an experience you will soon not forget...of this I'm confident. She looks a bit disheveled still, but I thought with the time of year I best give the ole gal a break...which includes myself.

Still a lot to be done deadwood refinement, bark, separation....but its one step forward towards an end image:)

Great tree and nice wiring job. What else are you hiding that we would love to see......:confused:

keep it green,
Harry
 
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It's a beauty.
Couldn't have done better myself:D

How tall is it? It seems to be about two feet tall, so it must be rather spectacular in person.

I don't even want to think about wiring, I just can't get myself to like it, no matter how many times I do it. But I love the looks of a tree after the wiring is done.
 

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Wow, fantastic work! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Is this the same tree that was stolen and later recovered?
 

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Tom,

thank you for posting the new images including the back of the tree. I like that you stood up the
tree a bit and slightly changed the angle clockwise.That probably gave you a better angle for the first two
branches on the right, took care of the two jins in the front of the trunk (and thus closing
the "lookthrough" a bit more) and gave you an allover more balanced tree.

The canopy of the back shows more depth IMO than the front. The pads in the back also seem more
consistently horizontal than in the front. But that is just me being picky..:D

I like the tree! I would change my initial score to an "8" now..:)

-dorothy
 
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That's a very nice tree, Tom!

I haven't followed its progress - maybe others know the answers, but can you say a bit about the tree's history and size.

Thanks for sharing.

Will
 

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You didn't offend anyone, especially me...............:D

keep it green,
Harry
 

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Great tree and nice wiring job. What else are you hiding that we would love to see......:confused:
Harry

Now Harry...the art of seduction is a slow and methodical one...all in good time:D

Tom,

thank you for posting the new images including the back of the tree. I like that you stood up the
tree a bit and slightly changed the angle clockwise.That probably gave you a better angle for the first two branches on the right, took care of the two jins in the front of the trunk (and thus closing
the "look through" a bit more) and gave you an allover more balanced tree.

The canopy of the back shows more depth IMO than the front. The pads in the back also seem more consistently horizontal than in the front. But that is just me being picky..:D

I like the tree! I would change my initial score to an "8" now..:)
-dorothy

Hi Dorothy, thanks for the review...Yes, getting it up higher helped. With such a big canopy it almost begged for it. I still think that it might need to come a tiny bit further forward towards the right front corner. I am however limited as to just how much I can do. The structure of the canopy was started by splitting the trunk high up and there is only so much I can do with it anymore as the cambium was twisted pretty well. See the pics below

I agree the front needs to be dressed up. I attribute this condition to belly blight due to the size of the canopy:D When it cools a bit in these parts I will go back and address that. Thanks for the bump in the rating:) I'll persevere to see if I can get you to go higher in the future.

That's a very nice tree, Tom!

I haven't followed its progress - maybe others know the answers, but can you say a bit about the tree's history and size.
Will

Hey Will, the over all height is 28 inches. I have a progression here if you'd like to view it HERE

It's a beauty.
Couldn't have done better myself:D

i remember this tree!:eek: great work tom she's lookn fantastic! :)

mcpesq817 said:
Wow, fantastic work! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks guys for the Kudos....its been a fun adventure so far, and no Irene this isn't the tree that got jacked.
 

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Just got done rewiring it with 500 feet of fine copper (22, 20, 18). If you've never fine wired a big tree its an experience you will soon not forget...of this I'm confident. She looks a bit disheveled still, but I thought with the time of year I best give the ole gal a break...which includes myself.

Still a lot to be done deadwood refinement, bark, separation....but its one step forward towards an end image:)

22 is like watching paint drying..it takes forever:D..Awesome work so far, Tom!

-dorothy
 

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22 is like watching paint drying..it takes forever:D -dorothy

Isn't that the truth Dorthy. It was a tough chore to make myself go slow with 22 to keep the wiring refined....which is hard to do when you want the monotony to be over. It took 2+ weeks at about 5 hours a day ... which is all I could handle till my arthritic old bones would rebel.

There is something to say about choosing smaller trees to develop :D
 

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