Pinus Flexilis - First styling

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Pinus Flexilis - First styling

Post  Dan W. on Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:31 am

Here's a Limber Pine (Pinus Flexilis) that I recently styled. I collected this tree a couple of years ago in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming.

I attempted to keep the wild nature of the tree in the styling, without taming it too much.

Love to hear your thoughts! Smile

After:



Before:











After again:


Dan W.
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Pinus Flexilis - First styling

Post  appalachianOwl on Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:07 am

Really do like the direction of this one, very naturalistic. The big jin is a bit large in my perception. Thanks much for sharing!

appalachianOwl
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Pinus Flexilis - First styling

Post  JimLewis on Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:40 pm

I find that bow-curved branch the arrow points at to be very offputting and unnatural.  I'd cut it as marked and jin the stub.

Otherwise, nice tree.


_________________
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: Pinus Flexilis - First styling

Post  Dan W. on Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:36 pm

Thanks for your input Jim. Removing it will always be an option, and I feel it adds a bit of "something different" to this tree. So I left it for now, I may remove it in the future if I change my mind though. Smile

Dan W.
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Pinus Flexilis - First styling

Post  Thomas Urban on Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:43 pm

It looks great, you have definitely kept the tree's natural look. Was the long top jin there when you found it? It makes the tree look very different and gives it character.

Happy growing Very Happy

Thomas Urban
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Pinus Flexilis - First styling

Post  Dan W. on Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:36 pm

Thanks Thomas Smile

Yes the top jin was there when I collected it.

Dan W.
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Pinus Flexilis - First styling

Post  Sponsored content Today at 4:30 pm


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