Crabapple Malus zumi in wintertime

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Crabapple Malus zumi in wintertime

Post  Karl-Heinz G. on Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:12 pm

I would like to show you another tree. It seems to be a Malus zumi `Prof. Sprenger` but I am not really sure. The tree is about 15 years old. I shot this pic about 4 weeks ago at a very nice winter day.
Regards Karl-Heinz

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Re: Crabapple Malus zumi in wintertime

Post  Henrik Stubelius on Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:33 pm

Looks nice, I think I have one of those too. Looks like a nasty swelling on the trunk, a graft union perhaps? maybe you can improve it with by hollowing the trunk?

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Post  Karl-Heinz G. on Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:43 pm

Henrik, yes it is the graft union on the trunk. I am thinking about to find a good solution for making it acceptable. Hollowing the trunk may be an interisting idea. Thanks.

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Re: Crabapple Malus zumi in wintertime

Post  JimLewis on Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:14 pm

Karl-Heinz G. wrote:Henrik, yes it is the graft union on the trunk. I am thinking about to find a good solution for making it acceptable. Hollowing the trunk may be an interisting idea. Thanks.

Be VERY careful. As you know, trees do not "heal." They mend. So, under the new growth (bark, cambium, new wood) the site of the graft will still be a piece of one tree stuck into another. I'm not at all sure what would happen if the old graft were exposed.

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Re: Crabapple Malus zumi in wintertime

Post  Karl-Heinz G. on Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:55 pm

Jim, thanks for your advice. I will nothing do to loose the tree.

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Re: Crabapple Malus zumi in wintertime

Post  Carolee on Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:56 pm

I know it is not the 'acceptable' look, but I really like the shape of the trunk. When I looked at it, I immediately thought: female hips, waist, chest, arms, and a very small pointy head. lol!

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Re: Crabapple Malus zumi in wintertime

Post  Karl-Heinz G. on Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:02 pm

Carolee, I never saw this crabapple from this point of few Laughing
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