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 – Old Cedar restyled
I acquired this tree last year when I took it in part exchange from one of my students. I guess he had just fallen out of favour with the tree or maybe he just liked the tree he was buying better.
Having worked with the student on this tree on several occasions I must admit I always liked it. It’s not just about the girth of the trunk near the base but more about the mature bark which suggests this must be a really old tree.
The tree has been encouraged to grow during the summer and vigorous shoots have been pruned back. Now it was a question of making a branch selection and then wiring everything that remained.
Branches were lifted to form an apex and give the tree more height. The tree’s natural slanting style was accentuated with the lower branch to the right extended to counter-balance the strong movement in the trunk towards the left.
I like the finished image….a very neat erect triangle over a somewhat dramatic perfectly slanting old trunk. Hopefully my customers will like him too and he will soon be off to pastures new.