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Judy

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2014, 02:38 PM »
Thanks for the reply, I'll pull it out and take a look when I get a chance.  I think the idea has merit, but I'll have to see if it can be done without removal of that lowest branch.  I've grown attached to that branch, it carries much of the tree's character at this point.
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Re: JWP1
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2014, 02:43 PM »
What about pic 2 of reply 22 as your front?  You could keep that main branch, just angle it up a bit, and move the foliage at the top to hide the graft area?  That would accentuate the curve of the trunk, particularly by increasing the white space right off the curve.

It's always hard to give opinions on a 2D image of a tree.  Plus, I tend to like my trees with more open spaces, and less of the green helmet look.  For me, that primary branch on the left seems a bit awkward, unless ultimately you're planning to cut it back to interior branches and create a curvier primary branch. 

Interestingly, my thought above seems to be very close to the front you were thinking about in reply 1.  Eventually shorten that primary branch and I think that you would have a much better tree.  But maybe there was a reason you didn't go that route.
 

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2014, 02:43 PM »
What about pic 2 of reply 22 as your front?  You could keep that main branch, just angle it up a bit, and move the foliage at the top to hide the graft area?  That would accentuate the curve of the trunk, particularly by increasing the white space right off the curve.

It's always hard to give opinions on a 2D image of a tree.  Plus, I tend to like my trees with more open spaces, and less of the green helmet look.  For me, that primary branch on the left seems a bit awkward, unless ultimately you're planning to cut it back to interior branches and create a curvier primary branch. 

I can't tell you how many times I've toyed with using this very image as the front.  It does have some potential.  
I agree with the open space idea, most of my trees do have a more open scheme.  This one was not a very expensive tree that I started with, (read - a less well done graft) so it has more to overcome when looking at leaving spaces into the interior.  I am hoping to get some interior buds on that branch where I can ultimately cut it back and regrow it with a bit more curve.... Awkward, yes a bit, but getting better as I go along.

But I still look at that side view a lot.  If I ever get bored with the front..... that's where I'll go.  But the base from there is BORING.

Thank you!