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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2010, 01:56 PM »
Thanks for all the input.  I'll be sure to post the results after I work this one in the next couple weeks.

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2010, 12:53 PM »
Well, just realized I never posted any results.  Here is a shot from the spring after the chopping process.  Since then it has been left to grow. 

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2010, 03:43 PM »
I like it, any pics of it leafed out today?


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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2010, 12:29 AM »
Nothing to see really. It's been fed aggressively and left to grow unrestricted.  I'll prune after the growing season mostly so i can fit it into storage.  In the spring it is due for a repot, and some branch selection. 

Dave
 

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2010, 12:17 PM »
Nice work.  This will make into a great little tree.
 

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2010, 02:23 PM »
Well, I did some rough removal of the long branches that had grown woldly througout the year.  My main goal in pruning was to get it down to size for winter storage.  I left substantial stubs, for removal in spring.  Major work will be undertaken at repotting time.  Until then I'll have some time to think about it.  

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2010, 02:27 PM »
After rough pruning
 

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2010, 02:46 PM »
Looking good, Dave.  Nice and healthy.  You probably will want to wire and add more curve to the branches.
 

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2010, 02:57 PM »
Thanks John, no doubt it needs movement wired in, but I'm most likely to remove almost all those long branches.  For now I just gave it a quick 3 minute cut to compact it for winter storage.  In your opinion, would it be better to work it hard now and do the branch shortening and removal as well as the wire. Or, should i just wait till spring when it decides to start growing again.

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2010, 04:06 PM »
Wait until right befor it starts to pop. John
 

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2011, 11:44 AM »
Well, the buds started making their move, so I made mine.  I'm planning to repot into another training pot on Saturday.

Dave
 

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2011, 02:17 PM »
Dave,

Looking good. Post a pic when it is leafed out. I'd love to see it again.

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2011, 05:24 PM »
Will do JRob.  I'm excited that It might actually resemble a miniature tree in some regard this season.

Dave
 

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2011, 08:56 PM »
Nice work, now let me nit pick, as soon as things start to grow well, you need to eliminate the really thick and or straight (relative to the others) branches that are higher up on the tree. I know, some people say it is natural to hae them, but these (like all trident maples) re young branches that just escaped and grew a lot in one or two years- they need to be stubbed and replaced with thin, wireable, branches.

Really nice work. JOhn
 

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Re: Trident-first look
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2011, 11:10 PM »
repotted into a training pot.