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Judy:
Probably controversial, what I would do... There are a lot of old beech and oak trees around here that stand out to me every time I see them with their singular appearance.  The thing they have in common is a very strong branch in the tree. Most of the time they go outward from the trunk and have some very nice twists or strong curves.  Not always the lowest branch either, but that branch really makes those old trees for me. 
I would keep the low branch and use it as a branch, not a secondary trunk.  I have a couple trees that I could photograph for an example if I get time...
I really like the wrinkles below that branch on the second pic too.
I have been looking for a project tree to do this strong branch idea with now for a bit.

bwaynef:
Thanks for your feedback.  Several of you have hit on what I'm intending (and alluded to in another thread weeks ago I believe).  I want to airlayer off the tall trunk, leaving the first branch to build a near-sumo-but-maybe-taller tree.

Judy, while I've all but decided that's the direction I'm heading, I would love to see some pictures of what you're talking about.  I remember the first time a sashi-eda (sashi-no-eda?) branch finally made sense to me when I was looking at a tree in nature.  I haven't ever seen it in deciduous material though.

Now for some advice:  I want desperately to go ahead and repot this tree.  Would it be unwise to repot and airlayer during the same season?  If you were to do both in one season, how would you go about it?

Thanks again all!

Judy:
I've got just the tree for you to look at then,  I have to take my camera and get a photo, been meaning to anyway.  It's pretty amazing.  Soon as I get a chance.

bwaynef:

--- Quote from: bwaynef on February 01, 2014, 04:03 PM ---Now for some advice:  I want desperately to go ahead and repot this tree.  Would it be unwise to repot and airlayer during the same season?  If you were to do both in one season, how would you go about it?
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Unless someone speaks up in the next few days telling me this is unwise, I believe I'm going to go ahead and repot it and try to airlayer it this year.  I might back off depending how extensive the repotting goes.  Once its leafed out, I'll judge its growth and reassess how sane it is to try to airlayer.

Don Blackmond:

--- Quote from: bwaynef on February 06, 2014, 11:29 AM ---
--- Quote from: bwaynef on February 01, 2014, 04:03 PM ---Now for some advice:  I want desperately to go ahead and repot this tree.  Would it be unwise to repot and airlayer during the same season?  If you were to do both in one season, how would you go about it?
--- End quote ---

Unless someone speaks up in the next few days telling me this is unwise, I believe I'm going to go ahead and repot it and try to airlayer it this year.  I might back off depending how extensive the repotting goes.  Once its leafed out, I'll judge its growth and reassess how sane it is to try to airlayer.

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You can do that without too much concern.  Its basically a deciduous weed.  ;D
Also, I would not judge the decision to airlayer on growth after repotting, because repotting will stimulate a rush of new growth.

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