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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

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Closer up
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From the back and a lot more wood carved out.
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Wrapped in cloth and wired - anticlockwise obviously
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The branch pulled out and twisted around bringing it to the front of the tree
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From the left side
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From the right of the tree. This shot really shows how much around it was brought
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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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