Carpinus betulus raft

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Carpinus betulus raft

Post  MerschelMarco on Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:57 pm

This plant was part of a Hedge in the garden of my parents. As the hedge had to be removed 2005 i dug this C. betulus out. As the conected trunks were about 3 meter tall, they were cut back at about 50 cm.





After this they were set into the growing field for 3 years. 2008 the tree was set into this training pot and it got another serious cut back




Another 2 years later (2010) a front side was defined and the raft got an apropriate pot from Derek Aspinall. At this time one can see that the tree has at least some potential



2013 the tree was repotted again, the front side changed a little bit counter clockwise. The height of the tree is about 70 cm.



Regards,
Marco

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Re: Carpinus betulus raft

Post  Floris on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:25 pm

Great progression, nice raft!

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:21 pm

I really like it Merschel. My only concern is that the kink in the lower part of the main tree is a little distracting. But you have to live with it... there is not much you can do there.

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Post  Smithy on Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:27 pm

I like the work you have done with this Marco .

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Post  marie1uk on Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:35 pm

Just a suggestion but what about moving the small dead straight trunk (moving parallel to the main trunk) at the back to the left to fit in more with the flow of the composition (maybe a separator bar or turnbuckle propping it to the left) ? Lovely composition by the way ... ramification building nicely. Extend to 5 buds then cut to 2? I'd be interested in hearing of your trimming regime Very Happy Cheers

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