Tea Tree (Windswept)

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Tea Tree (Windswept)

Post by NaturalSelection » August 21st, 2010, 8:49 pm

Hey i'm after some advice...
My first attempt at windswept form (around 7 months ago).
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Didn't turn out as great as i had hoped!
But there could be hope.. what do you think?

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Is it worth pursuing?
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Re: Tea Tree (Windswept)

Post by Bougy Fan » August 21st, 2010, 9:00 pm

Unlike some I think there is a bonsai lurking in every tree :? I think the second branch needs to be wired properly - pulling it down creates that radius in near the trunk and doesn't make it look very windswept. If the wood is too brittle you may have to rethink.


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Re: Tea Tree (Windswept)

Post by GavinG » August 22nd, 2010, 6:22 pm

Maybe you could take the trunk off above the first branch, and just have one clear sweeping movement over to the side. It doesn't seem to have as many leaves as it did - is it happy? Just my thoughts,

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Re: Tea Tree (Windswept)

Post by kcpoole » August 22nd, 2010, 7:06 pm

I would repot, and tilt the tree about 30deg to the right, The wire each branch till it is horizontal.
The longer branches at the bottom and the getting shorter as you go up.
the top section could wire and bend as the short apex, or remove and regrow another top with mich thinner branch / trunk to give taper thee

Look around at trees near the coast and you will notice they lean away from the wind right from the base

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Re: Tea Tree (Windswept)

Post by NaturalSelection » August 27th, 2010, 5:04 am

thanks for the advice! and ideas to help my ugly little duckling!
What if... i remove both the first and second branches, lower the top, and start fresh with new branches? :S
*the wood is far to brittle for corrections now*

I took some more pics (sorry they are poor quality)
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Re: Tea Tree (Windswept)

Post by Pup » August 27th, 2010, 12:14 pm

If you are going for windswept all the tree including the foliage has to be flowing the way of the wind.

If you opt for windblown it can be as you have it at the moment. As the name suggests it is blown by the wind as it comes from one direction not strong enough to bend every thing to extremes just a bit.

Like a paddock that has been cleared except for a few trees near the strong prevailing winds, from off shore then swing round later in the day.

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Re: Tea Tree (Windswept)

Post by soda » August 27th, 2010, 12:37 pm

Really nice feature of a wind ravaged tea tree at the Dunes Golf Course, great that they left it.


Photo thanks MM

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