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Crab Apple

Post  F. Waheedy on Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:09 pm

Hi Guys,

It's my first time here. Been a visitor but never posted. Just bought this massive Crab Apple. Done a bit of stump carving and tidying up but now I'm stuck. Where to go from here? Any comments / suggestions /virtuals would be much appreciated.

Regds,

FW

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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:18 pm

Hi F W. Carving on front looks good. Youve obviously done this before. Can you post a close up, looks very natural.

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Post  F. Waheedy on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:20 pm

will baddeley wrote:Hi F W. Carving on front looks good. Youve obviously done this before. Can you post a close up, looks very natural.

Thanks Will, I will post a few close ups soon.

Cheers

Faisal

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Post  fiona on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:55 pm

Lovely tree Faisal - great potential, and good to be working with a native tree. I'm increasingly coming down in favour of natives over imports. Nothing wrong with overseas material and I will continue to buy the odd piece. It just seems a shame when we have so many great trees to work with of our own. I hope the virtual makers get on the case for you and come up with some good options. Did you do the carving alongside the Carve Meister Mr Potter himself by chance?

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Fiona


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Post  Guest on Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:03 am

Trunk has excelent taper, really powerful. Reminds me of some of the big Trident Maples you see imported,but better as this is a native. Looks like the leader is lacking in 2 things though, bulk and side branches in a lower position. Might have to cut top back harder to promote back budding and then let leader grow unhindered for a few seasons.

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Post  F. Waheedy on Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:18 am

I think you're right on the lower branches Will. Like you suggest, I will have to cut the top to promote back budding and select a new leader. Many Thanks.

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