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Brian Van Fleet

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BVF ezo spruce
« on: May 04, 2014, 02:30 PM »
One I bought from Brent in 2010...
As purchased:
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 02:31 PM »
After pruning it with Peter Warren in fall '11.
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 02:32 PM »
After working the roots over pretty hard in Spring '12 (it was in that 7-gallon can for 10-15 years according to Brent):
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 02:33 PM »
After allowing it to grow unchecked in '12, then wiring in December '12:
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 02:34 PM »
And after allowing it to grow freely in '13, and so far this year:
 

Adair M

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 04:44 PM »
Great series of photos, Brian.

I only wish you had guy wired the snags down when you pruned the branches with Peter Warren.  It looks odd to have the jins going up with the live branches going down.

Otherwise, you have done a great job, as usual.
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 05:20 PM »
Thanks Adair...you know I was all set to agree with you on the jins, but then looked up at some of the old pines in my neighborhood, and most of the jins end up, well up!
Although I will likely remove the lower right one, and doubt the others will be easily seen .
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 05:32 PM »
There's a bunch of big Eastern White Pines around here with jins.  They all stick straight out.

Maybe there's a middle ground.

Regardless, the tree looks great.  And you don't really notice the jins when it's full.  It was when I looked at the freshly wired photo that I noticed them.
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 06:48 PM »
Looking good  :)
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 08:52 AM »
What a transformation.  Also, I really like that pot with this tree.  It matches the bark very well.
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2014, 05:53 PM »
Moved it to a little more shade for the rest of the year.  Looking forward to working this again in the winter.
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2014, 06:19 PM »
I keep going back to the winter photo, would love to see more of the structure when you can start to reveal it.
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2014, 06:27 PM »
Me too...definitely want to see more into it, but for now, I'm happy it's getting full after a few intense years.
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2014, 10:02 PM »
Brian,

Love the tree. But I keep wanting it to be straight up. It appears to be leaning a little to the left. And the apex is on the left.

I keep thinking it should be turned a little to make it more vertical, and a formal upright.

Then again, maybe it's just me.
 

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Re: BVF ezo spruce
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2014, 10:22 AM »
Brian,

Love the tree. But I keep wanting it to be straight up. It appears to be leaning a little to the left. And the apex is on the left.

I keep thinking it should be turned a little to make it more vertical, and a formal upright.

Then again, maybe it's just me.
No, it's leaning left but will definitely be straightened out before it's all done.
I unwired it last week, and will have another round of pruning and wiring this fall/winter.
Unwired and unsightly...although I think it's coming along better than it probably appears: