Telephone Poll JBP - A Progression

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Back in 2016, I purchased a JBP from my buddy @Stickroot As Purchased:

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As you can (sort of) see, this tree was as straight as a telephone pole.

Adam went to work creating a device that would twist (and split) the trunk.

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The resulting trunk split.

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I let it grow. In the summer of 2017:

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2018 I cut the top and repotted.

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In the summer of 2019, It was growing very strong.
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I took the tree to Bjorn’s and candle cut and styled for the first time.

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The work was very aggressive that summer, but it responded pretty well. Here is a phot from the fall of 2019.

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I decided to decandle again. Summer of 2020

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I wired it out again. As of today. You can really start to see the twist that was created by the work done in 2016.

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When I repot again (possibly spring of 2021), I’ll work the exposed roots to create a more radial appearance.

And I’ll continue to refine and hope for backbudding (or graft if need be).

An usual look for a JPB, but I kind of like it!

I’m always open to thoughts and critiques.

Have a great Saturday Bnutters!
 

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Interesting progression! Nice to see you tackling advanced, difficult material. My one thought is that your design appears to be fighting the trunk of the tree instead of embracing it. You have a gradual bend in the trunk now and you are developing a branch structure that is seeking to take that strong line and balance it by going back in the opposite direction. Here is a thought - embrace the lean and push your whole design to the left. Bring your apex up from the left. You can nibble the top of the trunk and build on your twist, and I think the entire tree looks older and more beaten down.

Just a suggestion...

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