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october

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Fungal survivor restyled juniper
« on: July 08, 2014, 02:58 PM »
Hi All,
This tree was attacked by a fungus a few years back. The fungus killed the first anchoring branch, some of the front and the entire back of the branch above it, The whole middle front section and spots throughout the tree. It almost died. However, I never gave up on it. Even when rotating fungicides seemed to be doing very little. I have had this tree for about 9 years and was not going to let it go. The tree did survive and has spent over 2 years recovering. I thought that it might now be strong enough for a restyle. For the new design, I tilted and rotated the tree. Also, a shari was added. Here is the before and after. Pics where taken on the same day.

Rob
 

Chrisl

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Re: Fungal survivor restyled juniper
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 09:30 AM »
Nice recovery Rob!
 

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Re: Fungal survivor restyled juniper
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 09:46 AM »
Are you worried that restyling it now will further weaken the tree?
 

october

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Re: Fungal survivor restyled juniper
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 10:16 AM »
Thanks Chris

Hi bwaynef. I thought about it. However, I am hoping for the opposite. For the styling, I removed very little, practically no foliage, with the exception of cleanup. That is one thing that will maintain the strength. Also, now sun can penetrate into all areas of the tree. Also, this will be better when the tree is sprayed with fungicide and pesticide. We'll see. Personally, I don't think it will affect the health.

Rob