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I dug up this rosemary bush which is probably 15 years old. Of course, I hope it lives but whether it lives or not, I plan to use it for some serious carving practice in a year or two.

If anyone see a vision for this this tree, please share it.
 

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With that "hand" of dead wood you might want to study Nick Lenz's works, you might be able to make the whole whirl(d) in the hand.
 
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I dug up this rosemary bush which is probably 15 years old. Of course, I hope it lives but whether it lives or not, I plan to use it for some serious carving practice in a year or two.

If anyone see a vision for this this tree, please share it.
I see lots of dishes of roast potatoes, omelettes and the like if all else fails:p
 

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If anyone see a vision for this this tree, please share it.
Well, if you plan on keeping both trunks, I don't think you can keep it as an upright. When I look at it, I think of tilting it hard to the left and making it a windblown -- with the leftmost trunk almost parallel to the ground.
 

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I realize rosemary do not take kindly to major root work but if at all possible I would think your best route would be to separate the two trunks and work them independently. I can't enlarge the pic to get a good look for some reason but from what I can see even a radical planting angle would leave the two trunks moving too much in opposing directions.

If possible to separate them I think you would have quite a few interesting options.
 
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