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Jerry Norbury

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2010, 04:32 AM »
I think it's absolutely wonderful.

How big is it now?
 

Zach Smith

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2010, 06:27 PM »
I think it's absolutely wonderful.

How big is it now?

Thank you, Jerry.  It's about 15 inches tall, trunk base 5 inches.

Zach
 

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2010, 12:59 AM »
virt is a little rough but this is how i pictured it, remove lower left and bring the second left hand branch down.
 

John Kirby

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 08:51 AM »
Zach, nice privet. This tree hasgood potentisl and you hsve done very nice work on it. My question concerns  letting sacrifice branches grow freely to improve the transition of tge trunk to the branch that now forns the apex and then forthe main branches. Have you thought of letting one brnchlet on eachof the lower branches and the apex to run wild, while still controlling the branchlets you want yokeepby pruning and defoliation? This would help to add taper th the straight piece leading to the apex and tbe too thin or straight bits leading to the first foliage on the branches. This would also help with keeping the sap flow up to heal the cuts.

Again, nice work, I really like tbe direction your little tree is geading. I would keep the lower keft branch for now, helps with healing thecut and is a uniques low branch.

John
 

Zach Smith

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Re: Privet progression
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2010, 08:32 AM »
Zach, nice privet. This tree hasgood potentisl and you hsve done very nice work on it. My question concerns  letting sacrifice branches grow freely to improve the transition of tge trunk to the branch that now forns the apex and then forthe main branches. Have you thought of letting one brnchlet on eachof the lower branches and the apex to run wild, while still controlling the branchlets you want yokeepby pruning and defoliation? This would help to add taper th the straight piece leading to the apex and tbe too thin or straight bits leading to the first foliage on the branches. This would also help with keeping the sap flow up to heal the cuts.

Again, nice work, I really like tbe direction your little tree is geading. I would keep the lower keft branch for now, helps with healing thecut and is a uniques low branch.

John
Good point on the lower left branch, John.  I need the flow of sap there to prevent the root dying on that side.  As to your other point, since privet will continue to throw buds more or less where I can use them, I'll be allowing sacrifice branches tog grow in a few places to correct minor flaws.  One thing that's not apparent in the photo is that straight section leading to the new apex.  Because of the damage inflicted by the road crews, there's a minimal living vein that leads to the apex so I will let some wild growth happen next year in order to bolster the health of the upper part of the tree. Behind this area is a semi-hollowed out spot, and this too will need extra care.

Jamie, thank you for the virtual.  I think the tree could look really good that way, too , but I do have time and don't want to rush into redesign just yet.

Zach