Alpineart's at it again

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » August 14th, 2013, 1:57 pm

Well 1 trunk is definitely dead as a dodo
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the other has plenty to work with
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.Because of the weight of this bugger i might hack it down to size and make a Mt Shank type crater near Mt Gambier but with water in it . Who know's anything can happen between now and then .

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby Dario » August 14th, 2013, 2:55 pm

alpineart wrote: I think 1 is dead , couldn't be from neglect cos they didn't get any care :? Cheers . Alpine

Funny bugger! 8-)
The one that is alive does look nice, very nice bark too. I am interested to see what you do with it.
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » August 14th, 2013, 3:55 pm

Hi Dario , mate i can't lift it so i think it will be cut down to below the fork then hollowed out like a lake and have the tree's growing around the base . At 800mmin diameter the base will require a big tray as well .

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby Dario » August 14th, 2013, 7:20 pm

alpineart wrote:Hi Dario , mate i can't lift it so i think it will be cut down to below the fork then hollowed out like a lake and have the tree's growing around the base . At 800mmin diameter the base will require a big tray as well .

Cheers Alpine

Very interesting idea Alpine, look forward to seeing it!
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby squizzy » August 15th, 2013, 9:56 pm

Cheers alpine.

Shame about the dead stump. I'm sure that you will still find a use for it though.

Good to see you mobile again. I see from the other posts you have been busy with the tridents.

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » August 16th, 2013, 6:22 am

squizzy wrote:Cheers alpine.

Shame about the dead stump. I'm sure that you will still find a use for it though.

Good to see you mobile again. I see from the other posts you have been busy with the tridents.

Squizz


Hi Squizz . mate i'm mobile but not quite 100% and probably never will be , firing on 4 cylinders and when your an old V8 its a slow and steady pace i'm not comfortable with , its been a long haul and still going on . Thank God those Trident are done and the rest are in the grow beds as well . I had some big losses over the last season but it has lightened the work load for this year .

Need to make a nice seat out of that stump i sit down and contemplate the future 8-) .

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby Andrew F » August 16th, 2013, 11:30 am

alpineart wrote:
Need to make a nice seat out of that stump i sit down and contemplate the future 8-) .

Cheers Alpine

Its a 'warning' stump to your other trees, comply with bonsai or end up as furniture. :whistle: :lol:
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby Raymond » August 16th, 2013, 2:59 pm

WOW! I'm feeling inspired by this. Tomorrow I am going to go to Harvey, I have been eyeing of a couple of ferrals for years but never had the intestinal fortitude to actually give it a go, until now. Just awesome...
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » August 16th, 2013, 4:20 pm

Hi Andrew F , Mate a lot don't make it , so make it into something usefull 8-) .

Hi Raymond , go for it mate and give it your best shot .Inspiration comes from sharing on forums like this , motivation well that's up to you ;) .

Cheers Guys .Alpine
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » August 19th, 2013, 3:11 pm

Needed a little bit of time out from fencing and gardening so i hooked into this trunk as simple as 1
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to get it to the right height i wanted .Who needs a few cuttings
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, no good throwing them out .

A quick carve of the top
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remove it from the scoria bed
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and it off to the hose to wash away the oil from the chainsaw ,
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dish washing liquid does the job in a watering can
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then hose off the remaining soil to sort the roots out .

A quick trim and its back into another scoria bed
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in a more sunny position . This will get a defoliation and wire as soon as i can find the time . Not the final finished item , i may just cut it down again in height as it still weighs 30kg plus and there is plenty of room and scattered foliage to make 2 good mini mountains /volcano's .

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » November 4th, 2013, 1:28 pm

With the new stock arriving yesterday i had to make a choice and it was finish the S.A Mt Gambier piece of my State generated collection .
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with the Sthil and the die grinder it was a 2 hour crash diet of about 15 kgs , into the custom made tray and It's as good as it get for now , just need some growth and a constant trim to refine the tree line .

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby Drac0 » November 4th, 2013, 1:55 pm

Love your delicate trimming & carving tools. :lol:

Might need to get myself a couple of olives. It's obviously hard to kill them, even with a chainsaw...

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » November 4th, 2013, 4:17 pm

Hi Drac0, mate you can kill them with a chainsaw very quickly as the chain is lubricated with oil and plants don't seem to like oil much . Always use them with the up most respect , been swinging one for quite a few decades and when they bite you don't get a second chance .

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » February 21st, 2017, 7:04 pm

This got dragged out
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cleaned up
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and trimmed
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along with its Siamese twin "Mt Alpineart ". This will be wired then come winter the both monsters will be root pruned and re-potted .

Cheers Alpineart
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