Since some of you seemed interested in the work done at home of a known customer with these two trees, I thought an update them it could be fun. We started with the first photo Cryptomeria 1 1/2 years ago:
This is how the tree looked before wiring, trim and cut
Cryptomeria is as now seen in July 2012 after 1 1/2 years of work and growth. The tree was recently replanted, and moved to the right a bit to make progress towards the root it was less ‘in your face’. Although not as visible in the photo, the apex area still need to fill out a little, but that should happen in the next year. It is a large tree, about a yard high.
And now foemina juniper. Here is a progression of photos showing how one has changed in the last two years:
Photo foemina juniper program a few years ago, in the original design.
After the initial December 2011 hairstyle. This resulted in a style in the post ‘tar and feathering?’, Which inspired some interesting comments from readers. Here is another opportunity to throw rotten vegetables and equipment used … again, please comment / adventure free! Apple products preferred.
foemina juniper as it looked in July 2012. Note that the upper foliage pads are not yet fully defined, and below are beginning to come rawness. This is only possible through the work of scissors. Pinching any of the types of junipers-J needles. rigida, J. communis, or foemina-results in weak trees that have no clear definition of the pad. The reasons for this are worthy of another post … but anyway leave no juniper- the needle junipers in particular need to grow out and extend several inches to build energy before cutting with a scissors, otherwise you will have a tree panic and distressed. (Work juniper scale is totally different.) This foemina has regained some of its natural vigor with the formation of scissors. The lower right-jin still need reduction, and please ignore the ugly wire holding the tree in the pot, which is temporary …