Author Topic: How to style this juniper  (Read 1246 times)

Jeff Lahr

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How to style this juniper
« on: March 31, 2012, 12:37 PM »
I dug this juniper out of the groud last year. I think it needs another year before repotting it, but that doesn't mean that I can't think about styling. Initially, I was going to cut this tree way back for a wind swept look using two small branches that are even noticeable in the photo. I think the curve in the  trunk is too drastic, but I would appreciate suggestions before any serious cutting is done.

 

gtuthill

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Re: How to style this juniper
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 03:01 PM »
Hi,

Not sure the exact scale here, but i see a small tree somewhere here like this. The part in blue kept for deadwood. My reason being the parts outside of this have little taper or movement.  Carving and heavy bending could improve that but probably be quicker to find another to dig that already has it :)
 

kostas

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Re: How to style this juniper
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 03:23 PM »
I dug this juniper out of the groud last year. I think it needs another year before repotting it, but that doesn't mean that I can't think about styling. Initially, I was going to cut this tree way back for a wind swept look using two small branches that are even noticeable in the photo. I think the curve in the  trunk is too drastic, but I would appreciate suggestions before any serious cutting is done.


i think that you must wait until the tree stabilized in the pot for at list one wear more and then you see. ;D