Starting Stock Advice on Styling

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Starting Stock Advice on Styling

Post by wiggs » February 9th, 2019, 5:23 pm

Picked up this cracker today.

Just not sold on which direction to take so looking for suggestions.

I was thinking first picture the front and considering to pad layers of foliage.

First bottom right lower branch then second top right shoot.

Thoughts/suggestions welcomed.


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Re: Starting Stock Advice on Styling

Post by MJL » February 9th, 2019, 9:13 pm

Great pick up ....
but advice on this tree is way past my pay grade! I’ll be interested in what other folk say though.

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Re: Starting Stock Advice on Styling

Post by anthonyW » February 9th, 2019, 9:35 pm

Okay if mind I would stand it up considerably keeping the smaller trunk facing us and utilising the two branches you already have one top one bottom the bottom one is very important to the integrity to the design so be very careful lifting it up, the other branches right side and out the back i am sure will come with time , don t keep too many, as for how much jin you want on little ones top and the big brother is your call there.

This is how I would go, sorry I sketched this very quick so a little rough but I think it paints the picture,,,hope it helps....cheers
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Starting Stock Advice on Styling

Post by Beano » February 9th, 2019, 11:04 pm

I’d chop it at the first branch and make that the leader.
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Re: Starting Stock Advice on Styling

Post by Pearcy001 » February 10th, 2019, 8:12 pm

I'd remove the top couple of leaders you have in order to force new growth lower, in turn giving you new options. Then re-assess in a few months once the new buds have extended and you can visualise a stronger design.

Also depending on when the tree was last repotted, I would either repot or slip pot to a more upright position. This would allow the sun to hit the underside of the trunk currently not getting much light, in order to help induce buds on the bare side.

Option 2 for me would be to cut at the first branch (or maybe the second pending a real life inspection) for a new leader and chuck it in the ground. If doing this I would consider leaving a Jin at the cut point. This will obviously be much slower to achieve a final result but would give the trunk both the movement but more so taper that it currently lacks, although this is not as essential in natives.


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