Yes this is the third year. It's definitely strong enough for something next year, repot or styling work. If it had a whack of old mountain soil in there to worry about I would repot first for sure. It doesn't. I would like to leave it there and start some styling, the only issue with that is planting angle, that is easier to see what's possible by repotting first so... I haven't decided yet. Couple years ago I styled a tree first then decided to change the angle by about 70 degrees when I repotted. So of course all the branches need repositioning now.looking strong. So its been establishing 3 years already?
When will you start working?
Keep it all!
Let it hang out, baby!
I really am looking forward to the next steps, gonna do everything I can to be unemployed for a couple months next spring, some of that time will be to work this one. I really wanted to ditch the job this spring but that would leave others in a tough spot...Nice wild juni! I dig all the crazy dead wood.
I hear you dude! I would love to have multiple days of uninterrupted tree time in the spring!I really am looking forward to the next steps, gonna do everything I can to be unemployed for a couple months next spring, some of that time will be to work this one. I really wanted to ditch the job this spring but that would leave others in a tough spot...
the only issue i really have with that is having the thing hang down below the bottom of the container, just akward for bench placement, winter storage ect... Maybe by lowering the soil further and using a deep container I can just avoid that? Shortening the length means lossing the curve at the bottom...I leave deadwood decisions until the "final" form has taken shape more anyways, so we'll see but i do agree with you guys. the big hooker dropping down from higher up is probably a different story...If you found a container that really featured that escaping root, it would be very striking and memorable.