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John Kirby

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Grafted Miyajima
« on: August 24, 2014, 01:09 PM »
Had this tree since 2007, suffered in Arkansas. Has come back quite strong, so now to pick new front (done , see picture) and time to clean and wire. See how far we get today.
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 04:10 PM »
Excellent. Looking forward to seeing this one progress.
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 04:35 PM »
me too.  I'm a sucker for white pine....
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 06:45 PM »
Ok, 4 hours in and have the first 4 branches done. About half way as there is only a little more 6 wire and a couple of guys to bring bigger branches in place.
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 07:20 PM »
That's definitely worth moving north for! I have zone envy right about now!
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 08:16 PM »
John, you're cheating!  You're cutting branches off so you won't have to wire them!

 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 08:49 PM »
Nah, was in hurry to take the picture and clean up, got the angle off. no branches cut off, I promise!
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2014, 04:12 PM »
Ok, her you can see both theside branch and lower back to side branch. Both at a closer to correct front and inthenlpw up, thos will be visible more easily once the tree is tilted  back 5-10 degrees or so, and a few degrees left down tocorrect for the apex.

Time to get back to work.
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 05:46 PM »
So, how often do you "earn" a cigar?  Each branch?  Or each level?

 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 07:01 PM »
Waiting.... waiting... Want to see what you do up top!
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 07:13 PM »
Had a guest come by to purchase a few trees, got one and a half branches done in my hour and a half.

Jody , also solved the apex, just need to do it.

Adair, one when done for the day with an IPA. No mixy beer, cigar and wire.
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 08:09 PM »
I see.

Only do that when making literati!
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2014, 08:40 AM »
Two late work days in a row, maybe tomorrow....
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2014, 09:24 AM »
Ok, still need to reset to a 5-8 degree tilt to th trees right, viewers left. About eight hours of wiring, but it is back on course.
 

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Re: Grafted Miyajima
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2014, 09:30 AM »
Oh yeah, Adair here is the debris, see no big branches...... ;D