brook_alder

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#1
Here comes my Alnus glutinosa.
This is my latest raw-material, wich I collected on a brook landscape
in erarly summer of 2015.
Getting the permission for yamadorising this alder was very easy.
A storm had impacted that area the night before.
The workers, who cleared up the wind-damages the day after
gave me kindly permission to take the uprooted tree with me.

And of course this stump looks rediculous at this stage.
Some might say: "We have always known, but by now Arnie has obviuosly become totally nuts ..."

Anyway, let the people talk, I always wanted to have an alder, especially with this characteristic
knobby, knotty, warty bark.
The tree six week after collecting and potting:

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A closer look to the nebari (ruler messures in cm):

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And the Alnus in November/December 2015:
There had been alot of more shoots (is that tree vital ...), but I saved just the stuff I really needed,
so to say this was a real luxury-problem.

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And how does this story continue?
I made some intitial carvings on the saw-cut, which is of course beyond all discussion ...
You want to see ist ?
 
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Just for archive,
an update of the Elder after some further designing.
The job of Nov. 16 now done in Feb. 17.
- the aim is to promote the main branches to becom similar knotty as the trunc
- repotting in mid or end of March. 'don't like the position within the pot
- therefore the guy-wires are fixed to the trunc itself.
I can lift out the tree and repot it without loosing the branches positions.
There won't be left any scars from the anchor-srews ...

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#16
That is looking good!
Just for archive,
an update of the Elder after some further designing.
The job of Nov. 16 now done in Feb. 17.
- the aim is to promote the main branches to becom similar knotty as the trunc
- repotting in mid or end of March. 'don't like the position within the pot
- therefore the guy-wires are fixed to the trunc itself.
I can lift out the tree and repot it without loosing the branches positions.
There won't be left any scars from the anchor-srews ...

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defra

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#18
Nice i realy like the progression of this one !!

I planted an alnus in the garden wired the trunk and bended it past spring and it grew so fast so its all wire scarred now with a big inversed taper at 15 cm above the soil but some branches below that point are going to solve that isue this season

The leaves are kinda big tough hows that with yours ?
Love to see a picture with leaves please :D
 
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#19
Really nice progression on the growth. A good eye....patience....talent....and skill....that you could see the tree within that initial stump. Wildly fine!