Collected privet

Jan Olav

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This is a privet I dug last year. It came from a hedge planted in the late 50`s. It is a massive thing. It grew fine in the wooden box so this year I cranked up the old chainsaw and cut the rootball in half. I carved the stumps and let it grow. Since then I have just been cutting the shoots like a hedge. There will be some styling going on this winter. The little man in the picture is my secret yamadori helper. Privets are amazingly hardy and can take a fair amount of beating. Styling ideas are welcome.
 

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Jan Olav

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Here`s 2 more from the same hedge. Big lumps of wood.
 

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Bob O

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Jan,
Those are monsters, lots of carving possible on them. :cool:
What variety of privet are they?

bob O
 

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Bob, they are ligustrum vulgare. These lumps will kill a small dremel in no time, I need to bring some serious harware to work. I am looking forward to do some carving.
 

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Here is another privet. I have been working on this for a couple of years now and I think it is coming along nicely. Still a lot of work to do, but thats what it`s all about isn`t it? There`s about one year between the two pictures.
 

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