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edro
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« on: April 15, 2012, 07:58 PM »

Andy Smith visited our club today and he helped me do an initial rough styling of this large juniper.
We only wired the main branches and removed ~50% of the foliage.

It was originally a 6ft tall topiary on clearance for $5 (almost dead).
I got it and chopped it 3 years ago.
It is very vigorous and it growing well this spring, so I decided to do the initial styling.

I really like the way it is turning out. It has a long way to go though.

(Original pic is from when I initially repotted it into a training box.)
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 07:25 PM »

What did you and Andy discuss for the future of this tree?
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edro
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 06:00 AM »

Clean up or carve out the from center dead wood.
Separate the large mass of foliage on the right into clouds.
The large branch on the right becomes a semi-twin trunk type branch.
I might lose one of the pads on the left.

I still have a lot of wiring to do.
The apex is a mess, but its main purpose is to disguise the trunk chop.
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