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Judy

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Larch take 2
« on: June 20, 2015, 09:35 AM »
2.0 for the 2.0...
I have had this larch for a number of years, the tree is shown in the first picture before a winter ice storm took off the lovely lower primary branch. I confess, that after that, I have had little heart to work on it.  I allowed it to grow very hard this year, lots of feeding and water to fatten it up.  I'm working on growing a new low branch, and rethinking the tree around what it has now.  Defoliating the upper canopy and wiring this tree this weekend.  Lots of time, but the outcome is going to be good. Pulling the branches down is actually making a better tree all around.
  I can once again see this tree and the future it has.  Just squint when you look at the lower branch, it has a long way to go...
I'll update the thread when I get finished, about halfway there!

 

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Re: Larch take 2
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 05:36 PM »
Took 3 full days but the deed is done.  Much happier to look at now, and there is hope that the lower branch will fit with the tree in a few years. Here is a day 2 pic, and the new surface roots that I uncovered when I took the sphagnum cover off.
 

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Re: Larch take 2
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 07:13 PM »
surface roots, and finished pics
 

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Re: Larch take 2
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 09:36 AM »
Perfect example of no interest here...  ???
 

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Re: Larch take 2
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2015, 10:18 AM »
Hi Judy,

I'll gladly contribute ;)  I like what you've done. It's coming along very nicely.   Agree about the bottom l branch. I might've have not cut it back at all until I had the length and girth I wanted.  Thx for sharing
Chris
 

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Re: Larch take 2
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 11:02 AM »
The one thing about larch is that they don't ramify unless you cut back, so it will have even more to feed the branch with more ramification there.  Thanks Chrisl!
 

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Re: Larch take 2
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2015, 10:24 AM »
wish I could grow larch.......

Hello Judy :) long time no read, I see your larch...and it has a very natural feel, which i really like a lot!
I don't know diddly squat about larches, it sounds like that bottom branch is going to be a mission

best regards
Herman
 

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Re: Larch take 2
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2015, 10:46 AM »
Hi Judy

That is a beautiful tree.  I am with Herman on this.  I am clueless on larch but good luck.  Would love to see how this progresses.

 

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Re: Larch take 2
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2015, 01:36 PM »
When I read that the primary branch was broken off, I looked at the tree and thought that there probably wouldn't be much left of interest, ...leaving too long of a thin tall trunk before branches.  The after pics proved me wrong.

One critique:  The lowest branch on the right seems to arc down.  There might be a few on the left that do as well.  If there's anything you can do to lessen the appearance of the arc, I think this image would improve drastically.