The Next Step for this Hawthorn

Now that all the leaves have fallen from this tree it is time to put some wire on and continue the shaping process. As I have mentioned previously I believe the “feature” of this tree is the hollow trunk and I am working towards framing this aspect.

It was extensively wired in November 2019 and this is the second major wiring. Most of this wire will be removed just before bud break and that is usually early September, so in effect about four months and I hope that is sufficient time for it to set. I think I will need at least one more major wiring and then there will only be the need to conduct minor adjustments and good pruning technique.

A look at the hollow trunk.

Japanese Maple – Colour Differences

This maple is quite big and difficult to move around so the photo showing the autumn colour was taken in situ to save the old backs. The autumn colour is almost iridescent red and the brightest I have seen on this particular tree which is nice.

Hope you also enjoy. It looks great in the garden at the moment.

Late summer look
Now in full autumn colour