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Here is my beloved Ginny, an Eastern Red juniper that I dug 2 years ago this month.
Wondering some thoughts you all may have.
I dug her from a clayball marshy area off the side of the road.
Brought home in a plastic bag and encased her in Fuller's Earth in a regular flower pot for a year, and basically forgot her for a year.
Did some pretty extreme structural wiring and cutting last year after building her a grow box. 20211205_084943.jpg
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Beloved good☺️. Two low branches, sections of trunk between bends very straight. Could add interesting bends to these?
 

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Beloved good☺️. Two low branches, sections of trunk between bends very straight. Could add interesting bends to these?
I was wondering about this: do I use a trunk splitter, raffia?
And in using raffia, do I keep it constantly moist?
The trunk is extremely stiff and hard to bend.
 

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The trunk is extremely stiff and hard to bend.
Hooboy! Personally do not have juniper so must defer to these concerning bending stiff tree. Thin bark you have so raffia likely needed and heavier wire than already present;).
 

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Hooboy! Personally do not have juniper so must defer to these concerning bending stiff tree. Thin bark you have so raffia likely needed and heavier wire than already present;).
Raffia have I, heavier wire I do not.
But branch splitter I have in toolkit!
 

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Raffia have I, heavier wire I do not.
But branch splitter I have in toolkit!
Personally splitting seems drastic/hard on tree. Not sure how splitting heals or if best option. Heavier wire relatively cheap. Considered notching instead? Not sure if can be used on Juniper.
 

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