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bwaynef
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« on: December 14, 2012, 04:01 PM »

I had one more tree that followed me home the other day that needed some attention.

The first picture is after cleaning it up a little bit.  I tried not to prune much, and may not have plucked any needles at this point.  This was what I thought would make the front eventually.  I ran out of time that night so had to set it aside.

As you can see, the front ended up ...not being the front.  I ended up using a knot that hasn't grown over completely to anchor the apex as I bent it back.  It leaned too far away.  (I could use a little more bend here, but it was tough on my own.)  I then used a saw to cut about halfway through the crotch of the branch that I lowered.  Again, I could've lowered it a little more but it was difficult on my own.

There are some branches that will have to be reduced pretty heavily still, but I wanted to leave on as much as possible.  This one, like the Twin-Trunk JBP, will be going into better soil in spring.
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dre
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 06:47 PM »

wayne my wife would kill me if i was doing work like that in the house. its one thing to wire a tree while she's watching tv but to have soil and cut branches or any thing of a mess and she would lose it your lucky...
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bwaynef
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 10:24 PM »

I clean up pretty well.  Plus, my garage is too much of a mess to work in.  (Its on the list!)

Back to the tree...
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AlexV
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 08:02 PM »

Cool tree, I am wondering what you are planning for it? 

I see the makings of a really nice bunjin.  I think I might cut that large right hand branch off and make a jin/shari there.  This will be a fun tree to watch the development of.

Cheers,
Alex
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bwaynef
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 10:26 AM »

My primary objective is to see to it that this tree (and the Twin Trunk JBP) get(s) healthy.  It will be repotted, though I'm not sure its wise to do the full half-repot since it was worked on so much so late in the season.  I've been warned...

Regarding the removal of the long branch on the right, it will eventually be reduced pretty drastically.  It might also be an opportune grafting candidate (bud/approach?).  In its current incarnation, it adds very little, but that may change with a lucky bud.

Overall, the top third needs more movement.
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