Big footed larch. Larix decidua. Bending the trunk and first styling

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Big footed larch. Larix decidua. Bending the trunk and first styling

Post  Vlad on Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:36 am

Spring 2017. A year after collection.  For the whole 2016 the tree has grown  vigorously so I have decided to go ahead with planned bending of the straight trunk.  No wedge on the bottom. Just a simple cut up to the slightly over 1/2 of the thickeness of the trunk then closing the slit with a jack and making another cut extending a bit the previous one.  Closing the gap and making anoter cut. That all has been repeated several times to reach the maximum possible.  

Before.



After.  Not as much as I planned but I had to stop due to the crack on the top side of the trunk.  The bend has been directed downwards and to the right.


Spring 2018

First styling.   Aiming at semi or full cascade

Cascading branches in place



Now I need to develop the primary branches on the top.  First approach graft in place



Please note the short internodes



Initial signs of maturing flaky bark
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Re: Big footed larch. Larix decidua. Bending the trunk and first styling

Post  my nellie on Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:15 pm

Good work, Vladimir!
Thanks for sharing the documentation!
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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:21 pm

BALLSY BEND ATTEMPT !!!
even that little bit added to it though !

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Re: Big footed larch. Larix decidua. Bending the trunk and first styling

Post  yamasuri on Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:38 am

Lovely!! ThumbsUp
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Follow Up Question

Post  oldorchard on Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:55 pm

Great looking collected material....

You mentioned....."making another cut extending a bit the previous one."

Can you elaborate on this a bit please? Not clear what " Extending a bit the previous one" means.

Also could you comment on the separation off the individual cuts 1", 3", 5" ?

Thank you.

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Re: Big footed larch. Larix decidua. Bending the trunk and first styling

Post  Vlad on Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:07 pm

@ Kevin_You are right.  I was thinking to make another bend once the tree will recover but the longer I look on it I think that it looks more natural as it is...  
@ Alexandra&yamasuri_ Thank you. Happy you like it.
@oldorchard_Sorry to make it more complex than it is.  Just make a number of cuts in the same spot. One after one. After each cut close the slit a bit.  Not too tight otherwise it will hold the blade of the saw.  Not too loose as you need to extend the slit a bit further.   It is like making a wedge but in a few steps.  In my experience after some practice (preferably on some branches taken from the woods Cool  ) you will get much better fit of a cambium on both sides of the wound than with a simple wedge. And better control of the process. As it was in the above case I was able to stop immediately after developing the crack on the top and still having good connection of the cambium on both sides of the cut.
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Post  my nellie on Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:37 pm

Vlad wrote:... ...It is like making a wedge but in a few steps.  
... ...And better control of the process.
Exactly this!
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