Larger crepe myrtle with some carving work.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Larger crepe myrtle with some carving work.

Post  PeacefulAres on Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:33 am

Earlier this year, i bought this tree from a local nursery. I have no idea what variety it is, but I know that it is a very good grower. I think it's at the stage where I can start working on ramification next year. The leaves are a bit on the larger side, but I hope they'll probably reduce a bit.





I had to do some serious carving work to remove a few ugly stubs and blocks of wood. I think the lower branch probably needs to be bent up a bit. Maybe thickened as well. Also, I'm unsure of what angle to choose as the front. What do you guys think?

PeacefulAres
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Larger crepe myrtle with some carving work.

Post  PeacefulAres on Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:06 am

It appears to me, that the top half and bottom half of this tree are two different trees. I was thinking about making an air layer directly below the lowest branch. Perhaps I'll angle it, so that the tree will be at an angle. What do you think.

PeacefulAres
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Larger crepe myrtle with some carving work.

Post  JimLewis on Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:42 pm

Yes. My first thought was that the tree is too tall. Rather than layer it, though, I'd thought only of shortening it by at least 1/3, probably a bit more. The pieces all would make cuttings -- if done next spring.

_________________
Jim Lewis - lewisjk@windstream.net - Western NC - People, when Columbus discovered this country, it was plumb full of nuts and berries. And I'm right here to tell you the berries are just about all gone. Uncle Dave Macon, old-time country musician

JimLewis
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Larger crepe myrtle with some carving work.

Post  Sponsored content Today at 10:31 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum