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Steven

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My Jeddeloh Hemlock
« on: April 28, 2010, 05:57 PM »
Been working with this tree for 2 years now. So far this is how far I've gotten. I just recently trimmed back new growth and wired, propped and stringed to put some movement in it. Any suggestions?
 

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Re: My Jeddeloh Hemlock
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 06:10 PM »
What's with the string?  Are these sensitive to wiring scars, resistant to bending, ...just low on wire?  It was neatly done, so I'll give you style points.

Where are you headed with the tree.  Its lanky as it is, but it does have an in-the-forest feel to it.  Does it backbud?
 

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Re: My Jeddeloh Hemlock
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 06:43 PM »
The string is "guy wires". Trying out hemp string to save on wire. I don't know if its sensitive to wire scars. I do have 2 branches/trunks wired. The string is just pulling down some of the top foliage so they don't stick up. Trying to keep it flat top so to speak. Where I am headed with this one is still up in the air. When I first thinned it out back in '08 my first impression was it looked like an old Mimosa(those that I've seen growing wild down here most of my life). But trying to pull off a Hemlock as a Mimosa is not the way to go. Now being this is not the typical Hemlock, this one being the "Birds Nest" variety, I'm not going to be able to make it look like an old Hemlock you would find up north. I am however trying to keep it looking as natural as possible. The "in-the-forest feel" as you describe it fits it nicely. I say it can backbud due to some buds popping on the interior. I know, from Bonsai4me site, that by cutting the new growth it is supposed to make a second flush of much denser growth. So hopefully it will also cause dormant buds to pop further in.
 

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Re: My Jeddeloh Hemlock
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010, 08:20 PM »
Here are some updated pics. First off I forgot to take pics before trimming it again. So sorry. These 4 pics show the tree after trimmed and the "guy strings" removed. They didn't seem to work too well. I also removed wire from 2 branches I had wired back in April.
 

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Re: My Jeddeloh Hemlock
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010, 08:23 PM »
This next pic shows where I removed 2 low branches. All the rest after that is the tree wired out 95%. There's one branch in the upper part I didn't wire because at the moment it looks ok. Enjoy!
 

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Re: My Jeddeloh Hemlock
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2010, 08:24 PM »
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Re: My Jeddeloh Hemlock
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010, 08:26 PM »
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