As many of you have noticed, there is a large scar at the base of the trunk on my large stewartia. Stewartia with dieback on the trunk Trunk detail There a number of options for addressing the dieback, each with their pros and cons. The simplest option is to simply ignore the wound and show […]
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Refining an old tree and repositioning the branches with guy wires.
Notes on developing small dwarf pussy willow bonsai.
I received some good questions following the previous post about a Sierra juniper. Why aren’t you planning to keep foliage on the upper branches? Why did you decide to graft and where are the grafts? How did you decide which branches to cut? What’s the overall plan for developing this tree and how long will […]
A few years ago, I acquired a tall Sierra juniper with interesting deadwood along the lower trunk. I repotted the tree and let it grow freely to encourage as much root growth as possible. The tree is now full and healthy – so much so that it’s time to thin the foliage. Sierra juniper After […]