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Studio Stories – Stocky little Larch!

Sometimes I work on nursery trees, sometimes I work on client’s trees……and sometimes if I’ve been a really good boy I get to work on my own trees. Hopefully these regular visits will give you an insight into what goes on behind closed doors……….

Studio Stories – Stocky little Larch

This Larch arrived at the nursery last June. With lots of branches to choose from I thought this was a really good piece of raw material.

A few weeks ago I realised it was still for sale on the external benches. This was an ideal opportunity for us to do the styling work and repot the tree at the right time of year.

So……branches were selected and wired. Surplus ones were removed. The heavy top of the trunk was made into deadwood and extended into a Shari to   give an illusion of taper and to appear more natural.

I am pleased with the result of the first styling. We have improved our stock and helped the tree on its journey to realising it’s true potential. With the recent milder weather the buds are already beginning to burst……the start of its recovery from the work carried out!