Wow they are some cool and serious bends!Ryceman3 wrote: ↑February 16th, 2020, 9:13 pmDon’t get deflated!
Don’t be afraid to have a go either. Some trees can be resilient and bend to rather intense angles, while others that are the same girth will snap if you look at them wrong - the only way to know is to try.
Here’s a pic of some tube stock I bent.
I’m not saying it’s great, just illustrating the kind of bends you can get. This is leptospermum but I have done similar with Melaleuca and Casuarina species... all responded well. I will add I try to twist the branch as I bend it (clockwise or anti clockwise, whichever depending on the direction the wire is applied). This one was done about 10 months or so ago I think, I dont have a pic of how it looks now... I’ll take one tomorrow if you’re interested to show how the bends mature over time.
Everything starts somewhere, as does everyone, and you can’t finish if you never start!
Keep at it.
I would love to see how it looks now if you have the time to post. Definately interested. I've enjoyed looking back at some older posts and seeing how trees have gone from young to older for others.. I find it helpful as I struggle to visualise what a tree might look like at a later time with certain things done to them.
Thanks for the reply.