Never Make a Shohin This One

This is the first photos of a Zelkova that I’m starting to work on. Grown from a cutting!! Eight years in open ground resulted in this 25 foot tree being chopped down to the bottom branch. A very fast growing tree that actually got away on me for a while. It’s been in this tub for 2 years now and I feel it safe to do a little pruning. It also needs carving on the chop mark to make it more convincing. It was carved back a little last year to allow the wood to dry out and stop it producing 100’s of shoots around the wound.

Me for scale

The chop

A little pruning to stop the apex getting carried away again. Bottom branches will need many years to thicken to the right size.

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APRIL FOOL!!

If you haven’t already guessed, the snow in the last post is just an April Fools Day joke 🙂 However, I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened 😀

As I have people viewing this from 120 countries I think I better add a link explaining just exactly what April Fools Day is.

April Fools Day Explained

Snow in April!!

This weather is just unbelievable!!! After a great week of weather we got snow here last night!!!!