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Scots Pine work

Postby treeman » August 11th, 2017, 6:48 pm

I found these pics of work I did on a scots pine a month ago so I thought I'd put them up for those interested.

The tree had a nice trunk bud lacked a front branch and so after a failed graft attempt I decided to go drastic. I'ts one of those ideas that pops into your head by pure chance.

I don't have a before pic but the idea was to use a high side branch to bring round to the front. Unfortunately the only way to do the was to split the trunk and separate the branch from it. That way I could twist it anti- clockwise and bring it into position - as much as is possible.
This pic show the first cut and a bit of wood removed


Closer up

From the back and a lot more wood carved out.

Wrapped in cloth and wired - anticlockwise obviously

The branch pulled out and twisted around bringing it to the front of the tree

From the left side

From the right of the tree. This shot really shows how much around it was brought

Now the tree has a front branch and I can continue to develop it. I will post an update in a year.
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Re: Scots Pine work

Postby Matthew » August 11th, 2017, 7:10 pm

Brillant Mike and very game. Definitely needed a front branch. I love scotts pine yet havent got one as yet. I have a large mugo coming back to me soon
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Re: Scots Pine work

Postby boom64 » August 11th, 2017, 11:13 pm

Great work Mike ,not something you see every day......Hopefully being adventurous will pay of. Cheers John.
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Re: Scots Pine work

Postby GavinG » August 12th, 2017, 3:58 pm

Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

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Re: Scots Pine work

Postby anthonyW » August 12th, 2017, 10:27 pm

Clever..thanks for showing.

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