root over rock trident

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Re: root over rock trident

Postby Pearcy001 » August 16th, 2016, 9:56 pm

What option did you end up choosing Neil? A photo would be great.

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Re: root over rock trident

Postby Pearcy001 » March 14th, 2018, 9:04 pm

What did you end up doing with this one in the end Neil? Looking forward to an update this winter.

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Re: root over rock trident

Postby shibui » March 15th, 2018, 6:18 pm

I believe this one still has both sides on. I've been letting it grow a bit but trimming the new shoots regularly to make sure they don't get too heavy as this is quite a small tree and I cannot afford to let any parts get overly thick.

The more I look at it the more I like side 1. There is some subtle movement in the trunk that you cannot see in the photos but I also think I like the roots slightly better on that side as well. It is a bit hard to see what's going on under all the leaves at the moment so I'll probably leave the pruning until winter when I can see where everything is in relation to the trunk and rock and how each of those leaders have developed. Sometimes a season of growth can change the look dramatically and plans need to be revised.
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Re: root over rock trident

Postby shibui » March 16th, 2018, 3:27 pm

I was wrong :oops: :oops: I did prune this one - used the first front and retained the rear trunk to enhance the trunk movement.
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Nice to see that the scar from removing the redundant trunk has almost closed over. That's about 12 mm in just 18 months.

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