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Steven

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Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'
« on: October 11, 2010, 07:53 PM »
No, I didn't get before pics. I never remember to get my camera when I decide to work on a tree. If you can imagine a 3 foot tall elongated bushy candle flame then that is what it looked like before I started working on it. Hope it is suitable to look at :)
 

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Re: Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 07:53 PM »
one from a bit more distant. the pot it is in a 6 inch azalea pot
 

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Re: Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 08:05 PM »
I often do the same thing. I remember the camera after I start styling. ;)

Looks like a good start. The only thing I'd suggest is eliminate the bar branches now (I saw at least one). That will prevent swelling of the trunk at those spots.
 

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Re: Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 08:11 PM »
I gotcha. The bar branches are branches 4(on the right) and 5(on the left) in pic #1. Looking at them I see #5 being removed. Your take on that Mike and others.
 

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Re: Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 09:37 PM »
Sounds right.  The other thing I'd say is  to lose a few of the lower branches. For such a skinny tree with little taper to look old, the branches should have been shed a long time ago (in it's history). I used that effect in my solitary style hinoki in another thread in this forum section.
 

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Re: Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 09:41 PM »
Yea I've thought of that. After styling it I saw that those lower branches will have to go. Will wait until they set at least and maybe using the stubs as small jins. If that doesn't look right just cut them flush.