Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

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Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

Postby alpineart » November 10th, 2017, 12:26 pm

This was collected a few years ago and planted out in the garden
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, unfortunately it has to go being over 4 metres high . A bit of a trim then off with its head
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Rather than waste a good trunk
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I have hacked and chopped it , then ripped and tore the meat off the bones to produce a nice rather large trainer
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. That was 45 minutes of fun for the day 8-) , now I'm definitely in trouble with the wife :oops:

Getting it out of the ground will take months as the root mass is around 2-3metres in diameter , an axe and shovel will take care of those issues .

The finished trunk is 950mm high ,the base is 250mm at ground level with slight movement and some good taper hacked into it :mrgreen:

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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

Postby Akhi » November 10th, 2017, 12:43 pm

That's is a great progression in such a short time. It's given me ideas for my Juniper now. Was grappling with the idea of taper on a straight trunk


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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

Postby alpineart » November 11th, 2017, 1:37 pm

Hi Akhi , mate it was a good fun project , taper can be either real as in the deadwood or an illusion as in 'v' cutting bark creating an illusion of taper and movement .

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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

Postby fishnfreak » November 12th, 2017, 6:45 pm

id love to see a 'virt' of your plan

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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

Postby melbrackstone » November 12th, 2017, 8:31 pm

crikey! :hooray:
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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

Postby alpineart » November 12th, 2017, 9:48 pm

Hi fishnfreak , something along this line is the plan but that can change
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Hi Mel' , my wife had a few more words than that after she spotted the trunk .

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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

Postby no idea » November 13th, 2017, 4:31 am

hahaha you have absolutely no fear 8-)
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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

Postby alpineart » November 13th, 2017, 7:55 am

Hi no idea , mate its not fear , its the challenge itself , I just love hacking and chopping big material . I could have dug the little clump style trunk not but that wasn't much of a challenge ..

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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

Postby no idea » November 13th, 2017, 9:26 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :tu:
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