Paul’s Virtual

Paul Bowerbank sent this altered virtual of the hawthorn in the previous post having removed the long branch to the right. I must admit I’m very tempted to do it right now 😀 It gets rid of a now very pronounced straight section.  However, I will leave all alterations for a while giving myself time to make a few decisions. I will build most of the structure within this tree by clip and grow, only wiring when I absolutely must. Wired branches on hawthorn stand out a mile when you see their artificial bends during the Winter.

6 comments on “Paul’s Virtual

  1. The new angle is a very good idea, and I like the “shell pot” (we call them “scoop pots.”) But I’m going to be the non-conformist and urge you to keep that lower right branch. Too much of the definition of the trunk line depends on it.

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  2. Without the lower longer section of the tree, does the eye not get drawn to the horizontal line that the second trunk draws which is parallel to the horizontal? Take a look at perhaps just cutting the long straight branch back halfway to the thick secondary branch there. Personally i would…tell you in september.

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