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Judy

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Acer P.
« on: May 27, 2014, 12:00 PM »
Here is a J. Maple with a nice large base.  Last winter, I did a first styling and was pretty pleased with the results.  I have been seeing many great photos of trees with a secondary trunk, and it was suggested to give it a shot on this one.  Lucky me, a shoot popped out just where I needed it.  I did a slight wiring to get the exit angle set, and may move it more to match the trunkline as it goes along. 

It's in full growing mode this year, should be lots more to work with by the end of the season.
first 2 photos after leaf drop, and then the first cutback and wiring this past winter.

 

Chrisl

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Re: Acer P.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 07:19 PM »
Cool tree Judy.  Esp. like the first l. branch as it reaches outward.
 

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Re: Acer P.
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 08:53 AM »
The first large branch on the right (including the one that sprouted this year, I think its the 3rd branch), it looks like it could be pruned back hard.  There's a long bare stretch of branch that draws my eye ...and you might could get lucky and have fortuitous buds popping along that piece of branch.

It'd also allow more light to the sprout you're working on.

As far as the sprout, I have a hard time visualizing this working.  Its too high for a twin-trunk, ...and seems too low for a WP-esque sub-trunk.  I'll trust your gut and abilities though.
 

Judy

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Re: Acer P.
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 09:55 AM »
Thanks for the critique Bwayne, I find it useful for input from other eyes, as sometimes your own can be jaundiced to opportunities. 
I'll take a look at that branch (above the sprout) and see about cutting it back.  The left one may also benefit from this. 

As far as the secondary trunk idea, here is what I'm thinking.  A nice sketch was done for me by a friend at bnut for this tree, and I am extremely inspired by the photos that I've found with this idea.  These trees really do it for me.  Wish I could credit the artists. 
 

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Re: Acer P.
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2015, 07:38 PM »
Here is the tree after a new pot, and more branch selection/wiring.  I have a couple that I didn't notice that got lifted when I moved the tree to photograph it, just up the left side...
 

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Re: Acer P.
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 08:40 AM »
An update with spring foliage in full push!
 

raydomz

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Re: Acer P.
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 11:52 AM »
I love what you've done with it Judy, very nice!
 

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Re: Acer P.
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 06:22 PM »
Well it is a bit wild right now Ray, but it's coming along.  Nice to see you here.
J
 

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Re: Acer P.
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 02:42 AM »
Wow.  Great work Judy.

I like the idea of the twin trunk.  I think it could definitely work.
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2015, 03:04 AM »
Lovely image. There's nothing like new maple leaves. Looking forward to further development.
 

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2015, 03:11 AM »
I see great possibilities for this tree and I do not agree that the lower sprout is too high for a second trunk.  It's just above the roots and that's where a second trunk would be if the roots were completely buried.  I liked the look of the 4th tree you pictured that goes way out to the side.  I've got a black pine that I'm looking to do that with.
 

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Re: Acer P.
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2015, 09:41 AM »
I'm sure that once the new trunk starts to feed the area below it, the base will catch up and it'll look more natural than it does currently.  Having fun with this one, it's very vigorous right now. 
 

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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2015, 06:40 AM »
Awesome looking tree, i am very much looking forward to the progression of the second trunk :)
 

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Re: Acer P.
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2015, 11:41 PM »
Judy that is a great tree! You will make It even better in time????