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Post  ivosantos on Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:57 am

hi

this is one of my myrtus - a double trunk with 40cm nebari | 50cm high.
for me, one of the main features is the live vein in the middle of the trunks and of course the natural deadwood.
please feel free to give your honest oppinion about it and some ideas for the final design.



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Re: new myrtus

Post  Mario Stefano on Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:12 pm

Looks great! Maybe one trunk is superfluous. If the two remain, one should be shorter. The tree is very challenging and suited to free style creations. I like this material!

...perhaps the style should mirror the uniqueness of this tree?

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Post  ivosantos on Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:21 pm

Hi Mario

thanks for your oppinion - my idea: main trunk - of course the one on the left side | second trunk: the smaller, on the right.
also im planning a foliage pad in the lower part of the main trunk.

your last quote - sorry, i didn't understand.

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Post  leonardo on Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:32 pm

This is what I call a Yin and Yang tree. Hard to follow traditional Japanese design techs. Two nice trunks work well together so Chinese style with some tight branching to preserve look would be my plan.

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Post  Mario Stefano on Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:33 pm

ivosantos wrote:
your last quote - sorry, i didn't understand.

...like this virtuala Kevin Wilson... Wink



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Re: new myrtus

Post  ivosantos on Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:40 pm

thanks, both of you, for your oppinion!

aditional information: collected in 2007, this summer i did some prunning and some cleaning on the trunks | i call this project "alma mater".

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Re: new myrtus

Post  NeilDellinger on Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:51 pm

Could you not also split and make two nice trees. Each trunk is nice, with taper movement and character. That is assuming there are sufficient roots on both sides.

Just a thought.

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Post  Guest on Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:54 pm

Lovely material. If your thinking of a twin trunk would it look better if the stronger trunk on the left, held dominance over the right, by leaning the composition slightly to the right?

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Post  fiona on Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:24 pm

I'm looking at Leonardo's suggestion and seeing pretty much that happening in it.

ivosantos wrote: Mario...your last quote - sorry, i didn't understand.
Mario is perhaps suggesting that you treat the two trunks like a mirror image, so that the foliage is evenly and identically placed down each side. I think I'm with Will and Leonardo though - but I'm not a big fan of perfect symmetry in a tree.


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Post  fiona on Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:30 pm

ivosantos wrote: .. also I'm planning a foliage pad in the lower part of the main trunk.
Be careful you don't lose sight of the live vein behind a foliage pad. The live vein on the inside is quite a feature of the tree.

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Re: new myrtus

Post  ivosantos on Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:36 pm

Neil - impossible (important live vein in the middle), but even if possible, for me isn't a option, a love double trunks.

Will - leaning the composition slightly to the right: thats the idea - good suggestion!

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Re: new myrtus

Post  Mario Stefano on Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:41 pm

fiona wrote:
Mario is perhaps suggesting that you treat the two trunks like a mirror image, so that the foliage is evenly and identically placed down each side. I think I'm with Will and Leonardo though - but I'm not a big fan of perfect symmetry in a tree.



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Re: new myrtus

Post  Harleyrider on Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:15 pm

This looks almost identical to a Myrtle Tony showed Matt and I at his place recently. It'll be interesting to watch these two trees develop 'in tandem' as it were. An excellent opportunity to 'compare and contrast' the work of two artists with basically the same tree!

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