Looong trunk juniper..

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charleston, SC
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8
#1
Think I can get some bends in that long trunk? Design ideas? Trunk seems really dry and 'cracky.'

The foliage pads need to be cleaned up, i know.

Thanks

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sorce

Nonsense Rascal
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Berwyn, Il
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#6
I was just telling dude....
I feel like 9 times out of ten....

Man can not create a literati trunk..
Here you have a wonderful trunk created by ma Nache....

Leave it alone!

Sorce
 
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Finger Lakes Region, New York
USDA Zone
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#9
There are two ways to do this I think. Sharp bends or a coil. Should you decide to coil the trunk, first figure out which direction the trunk naturally coils and wrap your wire in that direction. Wrap the wire a bit loosely as the cooling will tighten it. Use a bit larger wire than you might think. Add a guy wire or two in order to tighten the coil if needed. One final thing, have fun.
 
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Eugene, OR
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#14
Put bends in part already wired. Use good curves/bends of lower trunk as is at best front for viewing;). Upright or Cascade depends on which easiest to secure in pot as is very long tree.