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… or become smaller, to be exact.
When a style juniper, very often changes the live vein size. It is usually an adjustment to loss of foliage, or loss of branches, which tend to occur during combing.
Usually, the sides of the vein is reduced, so the vein will narrow. Except in the smallest of trees a vein will never become wider. (This reluctance to cover a wound is why not cleanly cut a large branch to the trunk, as a force of a pine or maple, we expect the rest of callus and near. A juniper not going to do that so make jin ).
Although not widen, eventually the live vein will grow bulbous , growing out of the trunk. The top of this antique live juniper shows a vein having a rounded at the same character. This is a very old live vein. Dead wood on both sides died many years ago, probably for decades in the mountains.
This juniper lucky. The vein decreases to the point that unexpectedly adds complexity. a spiral was added and became more dramatic. In this Rocky Mountain Juniper, I realized that the crust was loose in one area, and after investigating discovered that the live vein had retired after the tree was designed years. There was a bit of dead bark that could be removed. I did, and cleaned the dead wood with sandpaper exposed. Now the tree is a little more jazz than it was …
This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2015/11/11/juniper-live-veins-and-how-they-move/