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Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: November 10th, 2017, 12:26 pm
by alpineart
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:

Cheers . Alpineart

Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: November 10th, 2017, 12:43 pm
by Akhi
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

PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 1:37 pm
by alpineart
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 .

Cheers Alpineart

Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: November 12th, 2017, 6:45 pm
by fishnfreak
id love to see a 'virt' of your plan

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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: November 12th, 2017, 8:31 pm
by melbrackstone
crikey! :hooray:

Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: November 12th, 2017, 9:48 pm
by alpineart
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 .

Cheers . Alpine

Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 4:31 am
by Max
hahaha you have absolutely no fear 8-)

Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 7:55 am
by alpineart
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 ..

Cheers . Alpine

Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: November 13th, 2017, 9:26 am
by Max
:clap: :clap: :clap: :tu:

Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 9:02 am
by alpineart
With too much spare time and plenty to do :oops: i have finally decided to do some work on my neglected stock . I haven't touch any tree's here for over 6 months so its now or never .
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The base is 300 x250 and stands 950 high to the top of the jin , its not the finished design just keeping it alive .

Cheers Alpineart

Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: August 28th, 2018, 10:18 pm
by MJL
Alpineart... please take this next comment in the good nature that it is meant.

You're taking the P!5S ... I mean this thread and your vision is (f-bomb) audacious.

I'm with MelB.... "Crikey"!

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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: August 29th, 2018, 6:56 am
by Thymetraveller
That is a BEAST of a tree!!!!
Great work so far!!!!

Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: August 29th, 2018, 7:28 am
by alpineart
Hi MJL , Its the easy part that's the fun , now the serious side starts , keeping it alive and moving it

Hi Thymetraveller its a big bugger that's for sure , slip potting it down into a smaller pot in a year or two will be the challenge .

Cheers . Alpine

Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: September 21st, 2018, 6:25 pm
by fishnfreak
are these species easy to find?

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Re: Sequoia Sempervirens - Coast Redwood

PostPosted: September 21st, 2018, 7:14 pm
by alpineart
Hi fishnfreak , mate these came from a test plot in the N.E Victoria region . Only 1 tree in the entire 5 acre plot actually produced self sown seedlings . Not easy to find in a nursery and not sure if the Beechworth bush fire a few years ago destroyed the plot as the Douglas Fir test plot was burnt and completely destroyed which was bordering the Redwoods .

Cheers . Alpine