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Post  Storm on Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:41 pm

Im just wondering what you guys and gals think about deadwood and trunk hollowing on upright trees that drop their leaves at autumn.?
Im considering hollowing a great part of my blackthorn in a year or two. Would you do it? It has a big scar from a huge branch I removed after I dug it up, and dont think it would look good when it heals over.

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Regarding trunk hollowing etc.

Post  Guest on Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:48 pm

Hello Storm. Your quite right. If it was a very large branch you removed, it is unlikely the wound will heal over. If it does, it will leave an ugly scar. I would carve it out if it were mine.

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Post  EdMerc on Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:30 pm

I seem to recall a thread some time ago about this very topic with fine examples of hollowed out deciduous trees.

In my opinion it's more difficult to create a convincing hollow in a deciduous tree, but if successful the effect can be stunning.

Good luck,
Ed

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Post  Storm on Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:16 pm

I agree with you both. Would you then make a "hole" where the branch was located, so it looks like it died back after it was broken, or would you make a "crack" down the trunk, making it look like it was rotting the whole way?

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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:32 pm

Post a picture so we can see. Very Happy

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Post  Storm on Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:44 pm

Here it goes. Old image, but a "clear" one of how it looked.


One more


And a small idea on how I imagined it to be. The colors are just to mark it, and its made in paint.


Could get some more pictures. Later. Its dark outside and its 0.45 at night here.

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Post  Guest on Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:20 am

Storm. I like your idea. I would extend it to absorb the big root though. I would cut out the stub at the top top as well.

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