Quercus Robur help with styling

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Quercus Robur help with styling

Postby Beano » March 30th, 2018, 3:08 pm

Hi,

My sunburnt oak has recovered nicely and I am posting today to ask for help with future styling.

At the time of buying I was very drawn to it but now I look at it and see I’ll need help with turning it into a great tree as I’ve not had an oak before! I bought it in this pot (too small?) and I believe it is an air layered branch based on the appearance of the roots that are above the dirt level.

I like it but I feel the branching is out of proportion for the trunk size, and am aware this will be made worse by the leaf size and difficulty in reducing leaf size.

Should I continue to train new branching as it appears, or chop it and start the tapering process again? Option 2 would remove the carved fork which I am not a fan of.

Front:
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Right side:
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Back:
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Left side:
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Thanks for any help, I do appreciate it!

*edited to add a photo with scale*
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Re: Quercus Robur help with styling

Postby Beano » April 8th, 2018, 1:58 pm

Anyone?
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Re: Quercus Robur help with styling

Postby Paul W » April 8th, 2018, 2:43 pm

I reckon chop it low in late winter and let it back shoot again,first bit of trunk is way too straight,put it in a training pot at potting time for these. :imo:
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