I agree. It's still draining well. Thanksthen I would just leave it to grow in that. More work will set it back.
Thanks Vance, I have read tons of info including your posts and your dancing lady and other Hinoki topics. Believe it or not I've only removed dead stuff usually with my fingers. I have not worked on any new growth in fear of loosing anything else. I'll do some more homework over the winter about this as it will hopefully need it next year. ThanksYou should do some research and determine how to cut back the current years growth. If you don't, it will continue to grow away from what I think are your intentions.
I have thought about another but this one has given me so much grief... I didn't cut the inner foliage. It's self pruned. Those stubs were already dead. ThanksHonestly, I would just get yourself another hinoki, and this time, don't prune any of the small foliage close to the trunk.
That's a beauty. Do you know this tree, or did you pull it off the internet?For comparison, this is a Hinoki I really like styled by a UK grower. It resembles a mature Scots pine.
If you manage your remaining branches, and especially top growth, carefully, then I'm guessing you could have something in this general shape in 10 years or so. Using drop branches in the styling obviously.
Just something to think about as an alternative to burning.
I know I probably shouldn't have wired it. I was gentle and felt the need to bend the elbows of the cheerleader holding the pompoms. Leaving it alone for the last year was the best thing for it. I just get so frustrated walking by it that I felt I needed to do something to improve this pig and give me a reason to keep it around. It's unlike;y to ever amount to much I'm sure but I just try to do the best with what I have. Hands off next year again.your tree is growing well for the first time. don't repot yet! I wouldn't have styled, but, it'll prob. be fine. Some of the best trees come out of material that almost died like this... look for the posibilities in what you have left.
I love hinoki!
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