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october

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Scots pine before and after
« on: October 13, 2013, 06:19 PM »
Hi all,
This is a scots pine I recently worked on. Here are the before and afters.

Rob
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 07:06 PM »
Are you treating this any different than other pines? I think these are under used, and I'm glad to see you working on this song can follow along..  On my short list, along with JRP.
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 08:18 PM »
Hi Judy.. I am treating this sort of like a white pine. Meaning, pinching candles only, no decandling. Also, cutting off unwanted needles, not plucking them. Jun Imabayashi is still at the nursery from Japan. When I purchased the tree, we discussed it's care.

Rob
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 08:23 PM »
The left branch at the height of the bottle top is bothersome for me.  Is there anyway that can be lowered.  Any plans for it that I'm not thinking of?

Nice tree with a good strong base and good movement.  I'm certain in your capable hands this one will be even better in short order.
 

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Re: Scots pine before and after
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 09:19 PM »
The left branch at the height of the bottle top is bothersome for me.  Is there anyway that can be lowered.  Any plans for it that I'm not thinking of?

Nice tree with a good strong base and good movement.  I'm certain in your capable hands this one will be even better in short order.

Thanks Wayne. That branch is wild to say the least..lol.. I had to do a virt to show you because it is tough to describe. I will try though. The branch is thick and comes out from the trunk about 1 inch. At that point, it coils back sharply on itself, then splits into 2 thick branches, one slightly higher than the other. The branch is wired and also guy wired down. Although it looks like the branch is continuous, it is the coil that meets that forms the branch.

Here is the virt. If you are looking down from overhead, this is something like what it looks like. This is a field grown scots pine. Sometimes you have to work with what you have. However, this branch definitely has its own character. Also, I have wired some foliage up into that area since the pic was taken. So the small pads looks like it is sitting on top of the branch instead of below it. It also hides it a bit.

Rob

Rob