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paulpash

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Juniper first styling
« on: November 20, 2014, 12:12 PM »
I started wiring the primaries, thinning and jinning the top of this tree at my club the other night and finished it off over the weekend - this is it's first proper styling and was a bit of a bush at the start. It's from an old air layer that had been established then allowed to escape into the ground for a few years. It has an overlarge jin at the top that will be reduced in time and joined with the smaller ones and down the front to make a shari that will snake from base to apex. I've done a bit of a virtual grip and rip so you can see the foliage pads better in a 2d pic (bottom right branch) as I've tried to leave it as hairy as I can while removing faulty branching. It's had about 50% of foliage taken off and this is about the limit I'm happy with. I'm hoping that as it's a Blauuw's it won't react by throwing out too much juvenile foliage.

My Plan [please comment if you think this could be improved]:

#1 Slip pot it in it's new orientation - just a gentle raking to free up some circling roots [Spring 2015]
#2 It now needs to recover from styling so next year it will be allowed to just grow and regain density - lots of sun & fert [2015-16] Reduce overlong jin when branches have set and it's no longer needed as an anchor point. This might take 2 seasons - allow wire to bite in a bit. Review in Autumn 2015.
#3 Root work focusing on the back third of the rootball - evaluate what's there and reduce with view to leveling it out. Only thin up top what's necessary - foliage needed to power recovery.
#4 [2016-17] Another free growing season, esp the apex & right side - more weight needed - wire in appropriate shoots. Work the bottom of the front third of the rootball and reduce from underneath. Depending on progress possible transition to a pot.
#5 [2017-18] If healthy start the shari process and link with existing jin

A few before pics

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After styling

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« Last Edit: November 20, 2014, 02:59 PM by bsgAdmin »
 

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Re: Juniper first styling
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 12:16 PM »
Hey Paul.

My knowledge is way to limited to comment except by saying that I like what you have done with it so far.

Great tree and definite potential to get even better.
 

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Re: Juniper first styling
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 12:21 PM »
Thank you Dorian. This is the first time I have styled scale juniper - done a few squamatas in the past.
 

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Re: Juniper first styling
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2014, 01:36 PM »
I am a huge fan of the angle you chose.

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Re: Juniper first styling
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Re: Juniper first styling
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 06:20 PM »
I started wiring the primaries, thinning and jinning the top of this tree at my club the other night and finished it off over the weekend - this is it's first proper styling and was a bit of a bush at the start. It's from an old air layer that had been established then allowed to escape into the ground for a few years. It has an overlarge jin at the top that will be reduced in time and joined with the smaller ones and down the front to make a shari that will snake from base to apex. I've done a bit of a virtual grip and rip so you can see the foliage pads better in a 2d pic (bottom right branch) as I've tried to leave it as hairy as I can while removing faulty branching. It's had about 50% of foliage taken off and this is about the limit I'm happy with. I'm hoping that as it's a Blauuw's it won't react by throwing out too much juvenile foliage.

My Plan [please comment if you think this could be improved]:

#1 Slip pot it in it's new orientation - just a gentle raking to free up some circling roots [Spring 2015]
#2 It now needs to recover from styling so next year it will be allowed to just grow and regain density - lots of sun & fert [2015-16] Reduce overlong jin when branches have set and it's no longer needed as an anchor point. This might take 2 seasons - allow wire to bite in a bit. Review in Autumn 2015.
#3 Root work focusing on the back third of the rootball - evaluate what's there and reduce with view to leveling it out. Only thin up top what's necessary - foliage needed to power recovery.
#4 [2016-17] Another free growing season, esp the apex & right side - more weight needed - wire in appropriate shoots. Work the bottom of the front third of the rootball and reduce from underneath. Depending on progress possible transition to a pot.
#5 [2017-18] If healthy start the shari process and link with existing jin
« Last Edit: November 20, 2014, 06:34 PM by paulpash »