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Bald cypress. One year after trunk chop. Very heavy big boy. Fence is 6 foot. All the trees I have posted are not in my back yard were my favorites live. These are projects including the oak in the front yard.
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Do you dig up your own cypresses? Im in north central Mississippi and we have cypress lakes for days. If you do dig up your own how difficult was it?

Here is a JBP that is around 7-8 years old. I really need to start keeping notes on age, fertilizer, etc. on my trees.

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This next post isnt for the squeamish, look away now if you suffer from palpitations when viewing deadwood:p

i posted this tree once already, ive recently opened up the shari on the left trunk, it will need refining though as i can see one or two tool marks in the wood
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the plan with this Hornbeam material will be to develop a powerful, wide spreading canopy now
 
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This next post isnt for the squeamish, look away now if you suffer from palpitations when viewing deadwood:p

i posted this tree once already, ive recently opened up the shari on the left trunk, it will need refining though as i can see one or two tool marks in the wood
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the plan with this Hornbeam material will be to develop a powerful, wide spreading canopy now
 

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Ain't life a Beech...
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Did you just change an image?? I was going to ask you about those smaller ones.

If the chop was healing.

Here's my pyracantha that should get some work done.
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Did you just change an image?? I was going to ask you about those smaller ones.

If the chop was healing.

Here's my pyracantha that should get some work done.
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Most of the chops were done at the beginning of the year or in the last few weeks on these projects, so ill report back at another point, but in my experience Beech dont always callus very well. so with that in mind, any scars you make are better off as a feature....
the shari on this one was done by a rabbit, or die back while it was in the field....some will find it repulsive, but i like it and have chosen this for the front of the tree
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or try and make chops unobtrusive and in between more than one point of growth, callus will definitely form quicker on more vigorous parts of the tree

i just had a look at one of the beeches posted above and there is some callus starting to form already, this wound was made a month ago, you can tell when callus is beginning to form because it causes a split on the edge of the cut paste
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this hornbeam was chopped a few weeks ago,
already wants to heal itself
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Hope that answers your question;)
 
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Adair M

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This grafted juniper was thrown from its bench last December and partially torn from its pot during the oak tree debacle of 2017. Many branches were bent or broken and the lowest graft was broken and twisted, most of the foliage lost, and essentially detached, though wire kept it from being completely removed. Well, it’s recovering well... and the dropped branch lives on!!! View attachment 189595 View attachment 189599
Dave, I’ve heard of the “Naturalistic Style”, but I think that depending upon other trees to fall and style your trees for you is taking it yo the extreme!

Meanwhile, this Zuisho is looking pretty good:

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Dave, I’ve heard of the “Naturalistic Style”, but I think that depending upon other trees to fall and style your trees for you is taking it yo the extreme!

Meanwhile, this Zuisho is looking pretty good:

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That’s a nice tree but I think you are letting those pads become too big, branches also will become too think like that, I would prefer to see this with smaller pads. Something like this
But also a bit closer to the trunk by pulling them down more
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Japanese was tree, inside these branches is pure evil
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