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progression of a Yew

Post  Guest on Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:22 pm

yew when i first bought it back in may 2010 then this is the first restyle one year later in may 2011 then after some growth and a little more wire sept 2011 at the end of a good winter march 2012 after some good fertilizer and some rest now come this spring it will be repotted into a custom walsall pot

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Post  yamasuri on Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:16 am

Looks great. Nice dead wood. I like the new pot style too. Post back when repoted, thanks.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:23 am

very nice

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Post  Steve p on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:31 am

Very nice its coming on well. I would be tempted to remove the first branch or try to get a little more shape into it my eyes drawn to it.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:12 am

Maybe just shorten the first branch

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:24 pm

the section of foliage above the first branch still need to grow out to fill the gap

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Post  Guest on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:59 pm

heres after the spring repot ended up not using the pot i got from walsall for the yew and just put it back into the lenz pot



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Re: progression of a Yew

Post  Auballagh on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:44 pm

Is that lowest dropped branch on the right, being grown out as a sacrifice branch for this tree or something?

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Post  peter keane on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:10 pm

just a thought



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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:52 pm

peter keane wrote:just a thought



peter thanks for the vert but to me now with out that look unbalanced and the foliage looks like it belongs to a cascading tree
heres the drawing of the tree when the plan was set forth and maybe this will help see why the branch is needed




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Post  Rob C on Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:24 pm

Hello Andre..Very nice yew. I see what you mean about keeping the branch as is. Ironically enough, I am not sure that the branch is a problem. I think that when the apex is lowered and the first pad on the left extends, that branch fits quite nicely. A well balanced tree. Here is a virt. Is this what you are thinking for a final plan?

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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:11 pm

Rob C wrote:Hello Andre..Very nice yew. I see what you mean about keeping the branch as is. Ironically enough, I am not sure that the branch is a problem. I think that when the apex is lowered and the first pad on the left extends, that branch fits quite nicely. A well balanced tree. Here is a virt. Is this what you are thinking for a final plan?

Rob




thank you rob what you purposed is a possibility but for now going to let the tree rest since the repot

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Post  marcus watts on Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:14 am

Hi,
thats a nice yew tree,
the drawing looks the best option for the material but the main branch needs constant work to move in the right direction. letting it 'rest' is letting it creep upwards and it undoing the previous work. It will be quite tricky to get it down in a convincing way as the dead wood runs underneath so i think a wedge of dead wood needs removing near the trunk and a torniquet applied to bring the branch down properly (this will close the gap made from the wedge). the key for me is getting the entire branch convincing rather than concentrating on getting the tip of the branch into the right place

just wiring the end or adding a guy wire will leave the branch coming out of the trunk parallel to the soil then drop into a curving slope - this always looks artificial. I think getting the tree planted off center will be very important too, at the moment it is not helping with the visual balance so harder root reduction on one side. final task is to hide the very thin section that supports the crown and bingo ! a lovely tree.

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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:44 pm

marcus watts wrote:Hi,
thats a nice yew tree,
the drawing looks the best option for the material but the main branch needs constant work to move in the right direction. letting it 'rest' is letting it creep upwards and it undoing the previous work. It will be quite tricky to get it down in a convincing way as the dead wood runs underneath so i think a wedge of dead wood needs removing near the trunk and a torniquet applied to bring the branch down properly (this will close the gap made from the wedge). the key for me is getting the entire branch convincing rather than concentrating on getting the tip of the branch into the right place

just wiring the end or adding a guy wire will leave the branch coming out of the trunk parallel to the soil then drop into a curving slope - this always looks artificial. I think getting the tree planted off center will be very important too, at the moment it is not helping with the visual balance so harder root reduction on one side. final task is to hide the very thin section that supports the crown and bingo ! a lovely tree.

cheers Marcus


marcus thanks for the complement and when i say rest i mean not moving around not taking it on any road trips just letting it recoup but that does still mean i will be staying on the foliage cause yes leaving that alone would undo some of the work i have already done

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Re: progression of a Yew

Post  Guest on Tue May 14, 2013 3:58 pm

heres a update with all the new spring growth

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Post  Guest on Sat May 18, 2013 8:15 am

heres after i pruned away what i didn't need and rearranged the foliage pads


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Re: progression of a Yew

Post  Dave Murphy on Sat May 18, 2013 1:03 pm

It's getting there, Andre...looking good.

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Post  Guest on Sat May 18, 2013 1:34 pm

thank you dave this only make me more excited for what it will look like in a couple more years

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Re: progression of a Yew

Post  Rob C on Sat May 18, 2013 3:02 pm

Stunning tree. Gets better with every pic you post.

Rob

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