Juniperus scopulorum - Rocky Mountain Juniper First Styling

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Juniperus scopulorum - Rocky Mountain Juniper First Styling

Post  Lost2301 on Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:22 am

Hi,

This is my first attempt at styling a Rocky Mountain juniper and my 2nd juniper overall. I would appreciate any feedback anyone has. I am thinking about removing the long jin on the left side of the tree.

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: Juniperus scopulorum - Rocky Mountain Juniper First Styling

Post  DougB on Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:52 pm

Mike this has some interesting possibilities. As we consider our response, perhaps you could tell us what style(s) you see and your preference.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:11 pm

I would definitely remove (or at least shorten) it.

Working from a 2-D image, pic 3 is your front.

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Post  Lost2301 on Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:39 am

Hi Doug and Jim,

Thank you for your responses. I don't have a particular style in mind. This tree for some reason started growing straight up and then a side branch took over as the main trunk. The new branch/trunk grew in the shape of a curve over the old trunk. A second branch did the same thing to the new trunk. The original trunk continued to grow but was really skinny compared to the other 2 larger trunks now. So I decided to try to use this movement in the design.

There is a cottonwood tree growing along a creek near my house that lost its main trunk and a branch has grown out from the side and over the old trunk. The tree is massive and one of my favorites. I cannot seem to post a photo now of the cottonwood tree for some reason.

I jinned the long branch just in case I needed it. Right now I am leaning on shortening it as Jim suggested.

I am not this tree has a style other then natural.

Mike

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