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The second blurry photo is one year ago and the first was a few days ago. I did clean up some of the wound over the winter, removing dead bark and some of the dark paste for a more natural look. I am leaning towards letting the callous go for now. I figure once it is covered up I can re-approach and carve again later if it is too ugly looking. For now I need to keep an eye on the wire to make sure it doesn’t bite in. And rumor has it there is a late birthday present of a Sara Rayner pot coming my way that might be a new home for this one.B1BE3C03-2F7F-495F-9C7E-F39475460213.jpegFF4AD385-D077-45FA-9CFC-0FCFA6BC407C.png
 
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Here is an attempted profile shot of the wound.. in retrospect, I should have gone more concave, but it’s not too grotesque, right?3AF535C3-B712-4B96-B98D-FDC055FA20CC.jpeg
 

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Maybe I’m confused,but won’t you be cutting that off with the sacrifice. The branch beside it looks like it is wired up to form the new apex. As for it being grotesque, “grotesque is as grotesque does”. You choose what that means. My large hemlock has a big bump on the trunk. It’s from my attempt to create a chari on it before I knew how quickly they healed. I think it looks like a burl that has formed and adds to the character of a fairly straight trunk line. Others think not so much.
 

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Does the sacrifice have some special properties that you want to save or is it for sentimental reasons? The only reason I ask is that they are like weeds around here.
 
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Thanks for the input @ABCarve . The sacrifice is below the intended apex, but above the chop. It is possible that I could make the second branch the apex, but not the current intention. I’ll try to get another photo.
And no sentimental attachment. There are few landscape specimen near me to choose from, and if I had a clone it could give me more grafting options. Also none of my seeds came up again this year... I thing the birds have a feast after I sow them in trays.
 
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Here is a little different angle with the leader and sacrifice.07EDB065-02ED-4C7D-B502-B506CFB132BB.jpeg
 

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got nuthin

the heart says take it back, the mind says it’s rail thin

0 tsuga bonsai experience :cool:
 

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Even the buds have buds on this one. Now is the annual debate to pinch back or let it ride.
I am exactly where you are right now - i will wait for the new growth to harden a bit more before i cut back to the silhouette, i already wired the pads last fall where it should be besides the sacrificial branches. The picture was taken early in the spring, all those growth have elongated and lots of buds forming behind.
 

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I am exactly where you are right now - i will wait for the new growth to harden a bit more before i cut back to the silhouette, i already wired the pads last fall where it should be besides the sacrificial branches. The picture was taken early in the spring, all those growth have elongated and lots of buds forming behind.
Nice cascade. Collected? Do you have any early photos?
 

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