Acer palmatum restyle

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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by treeman » June 24th, 2015, 6:08 pm

Damn! I think I would have kept both trunks shibui. Oh well...gone now.

The lower trunk is excellent. Have you a future design in mind?
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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by Scott Roxburgh » June 24th, 2015, 8:56 pm

I like what you have done. Any chance it'll become a semi cascade shohin or is it staying long?

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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by Steven » June 24th, 2015, 9:08 pm

Scott Roxburgh wrote:Any chance it'll become a semi cascade shohin?


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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by shibui » June 24th, 2015, 9:17 pm

I thought strongly slanting - at least close to the angle it is currently. The problem with a change of angle will be the roots - strong, well established radial nebari. If semi cascade was an option I think the lower trunk would have been a better option? A smaller tree is always an option but is it a viable option? Shoots that develop in the next year or so will determine that.
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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by shibui » May 25th, 2019, 6:22 pm

Another 4 years on and not really a lot to show for the time.
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The original cut has grown over a bit but this year I found the wood has now rotted under the wound sealer. This one shows the hole after I removed most of the soft wood. I've treated with lime sulphur to slow the decay.
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The hole is still about 3cm diameter and about the same depth.
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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by Steven » May 25th, 2019, 9:02 pm

G’day Neil,
Just a thought... maybe a smaller tree could be an option?
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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by shibui » May 26th, 2019, 7:03 am

Thanks for the idea Steven.
As you can see I've been focussed on healing the existing large cut so have not really taken a lot of notice of this tree or other possibilities for it for some time. I've really only been pruning to maintain the existing trunk and try to prevent any further excessive thickening and lumpiness.
Fresh eyes have picked up a possibility I hadn't noticed. The question now is whether I want to try to heal up another couple of largish cuts :lost:
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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by MJL » May 26th, 2019, 7:34 am

Hi Neil,
Whether it be when this tree had two major limbs or now one, I reckon it could be a beautiful and rather different example of a maple that is winding its way off an outcrop of some sort. Ok - perhaps that’s not the ‘natural’ or traditional way people may see maples but I see a beautiful future for this tree - I love this stock; hole and all.
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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by anttal63 » May 27th, 2019, 10:42 am

:cool:
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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by Matthew » May 27th, 2019, 11:35 am

Steven wrote:G’day Neil,
Just a thought... maybe a smaller tree could be an option?
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I see a nice shohin semi cascade in there for sure . Like Neil said cutting that branch will result in another large scar that will take time to heal. That main scar is actually closing quite well.
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Re: Acer palmatum restyle

Post by MJL » May 27th, 2019, 5:42 pm

Ha! Unsee the elephant...
... if you can.
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