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Post  MrFancyPlants on Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:29 am

Here Is a pic from the spring when the flaws were more visable. Sometimes I regret the chop I did for this apex. It did eliminate a long straight section of trunk, which is generally a good decision, but now I am left with a straight saw's attempt to adjust the taper to the chop, when a stump or hollow could add interest. I'm not too worried even though a stump is no longer an option, but this heals wounds very well and worst case, I Just hide everything with foliage. But , should I go for a hollow?


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Post  Leo Schordje on Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:43 pm

Hollow at this point might not work very well. You can "nibble away" with diagonal concave cutters or other tools to shape the chop a bit better.

Hiding chops with foliage is a time honored technique, used by many.

It takes practice to do chops, carving and creating hollows, unfortunately most of us don't have the quantity of stock needed to get the practice we need.

Fortunately, trees can and do heal themselves. Time may take care of it.
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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:49 pm

i would just save the hollow as a plan B in case the foliage doesnt end up doing the job you want... Wink

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