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Tom Mounce

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Japanese Larch progression
« on: April 01, 2012, 11:30 AM »
This is a Japanese Larch that I acquired about 10 years ago, the first photo is from 2002, the second photo is from 2006 and the third photo is from last week after about 14 hours of wiring. Should have started the wiring earlier but I was waiting for a workshop with Colin Lewis. Tough wiring after they reach the shaving brush stage.  :P

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Tom Mounce

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Re: Japanese Larch progression
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 11:33 AM »
Missed the first photo from 2002. This is now the back of the tree.

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Re: Japanese Larch progression
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 03:28 PM »
Really nice Tom, I have a "thing" for larch... I just un-wired my larch for the summer... I find it digs in too much when they grow fast.  How long are you planning on leaving it on?
Love that last pic!
 

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Re: Japanese Larch progression
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 06:01 PM »
Very nice.  I've got an aversion larch (I blame Dave) but I like this one.  :)

What did Colin have to say?
 

Tom Mounce

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Re: Japanese Larch progression
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 08:10 PM »
Judy, I'm hoping to leave the wire on until next spring, I'm sure I will have to keep after it this year and not let it get out of hand as in years past.

John, Colin said it is very nice, best Japanese Larch he has seen. Hopefully he has seen more than a couple.  ;D

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Re: Japanese Larch progression
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 08:16 PM »
I need to start looking for a nice pot for next spring, possibly a shallower rectangle with brown and green colors. Something that blends with the bright green foilage.

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Re: Japanese Larch progression
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 09:34 PM »
Have you ever left wire on for a whole season?  I only ask because the one time I tried to leave it on, I wound up with large wire marks.  If it works for you.... i may try again. But for now, i take off the winter wire, and only do guy wiring and really loose wiring for the summer.
 I'd like to know how you can manage summer larch wiring, so I can do it myself!
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Tom Mounce

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Re: Japanese Larch progression
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 10:02 PM »
Judy,

Yes, I have left wire on for a full season and it did bite in, but I wasn't careful about pinching back the new growth. I do have some old wire scars on the tree but they are not very noticable. Probably from letting the tree grow wild for a couple years in a deep pot which really thickened up the trunk and also took it from a smooth bark to a very crusty old flaky bark.  ;D

Tom