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The top is the money shot and is awesome, the rest kind of detracts from the whole image. Lots of intrigue!! Like a surfer or snowboarder going for a ride!
Thanx but I don’t think I’m gonna get rid of the bottom part though
Pinus Contorta ( collected Shore Pine)
That’s actually a very nice trunk, I think you should try to get the apex lower though or remove some part or so.Pinus Contorta ( collected Shore Pine)
I am happy with the basic styling, waiting for the foliage to compact and the shape to fill in.
Yes, the initial styling and wiring is designed to open the branches and encourage the development closer to the trunk. As the interior develops over time the design will be compacted. Selected candle treatment and cutback will be the order of business for the next three or four years. By then the canopy will be more defined and fuller. Before reducing back the apex any further i wish to have more candles and buds in that area. This will allow me to wire form a more rounded lower apex.
Nice base and movement. Selection of branches to remain is evidence that you know what you are doing.I love working on raw material and especially love Beech. I picked this one up for very cheap at my local plant nursery.....its gone in to a crate for maximum growth and wound healing, early days...will do a thread as it develops
20180416_134745 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr
20180416_214934 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr
Obligatory tree photo:In picking up Dario's thought I'd like to start this thread where,if you comment, you have to post a picture of one of your trees. You can post the same tree multiple times, but from different angles, or details about the tree or the container.
We will thus continue commenting on each others' trees and post more trees.
Here's my tree, Conocarpus erectus - Buttonwood:
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My for now one and only subalpine fir. This will be the third season post collection and it should be ready for some work. Not much to see yet but I’m getting stir crazy antsy to play with trees and all I can do is post old pics! It’s probably not going to help. One week of good weather and I just might be able to get at this one. I should chase after more of these, this one responded well to collection. I like the elephant skin bark that they get.My Bad. Forgot. Collected sub alpine fir. Recovering with pumice!
They do respond well and i really like the way they back bud giving lots of future design options lower down and in the interior. Which Is usually a problem with older specimens of other tree types.My for now one and only subalpine fir. This will be the third season post collection and it should be ready for some work. Not much to see yet but I’m getting stir crazy antsy to play with trees and all I can do is post old pics! It’s probably not going to help. One week of good weather and I just might be able to get at this one. I should chase after more of these, this one responded well to collection. I like the elephant skin bark that they get.View attachment 187719
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