Scots Pine Redux

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Scots Pine Redux

Post  AndyRutledge on Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:22 pm

Of the trees I received from my teacher, Nick Lenz, only one was up for restyling this year. The scots pine needed to be taken in a compelling direction. I have tried to do that today and yesterday. Yesterday I plucked the old needles and removed some terminal buds. Today the tree got a wiring and styling.



Here's the material before any work (above). I initially thought this could be the best front. I was not satisfied with it.



So this (above) is what I thought would make a good front (and it was Nick's choice as well).



So the first thing to (above) do was to pluck the old needles and open up the foliage.


I then selected what I believe to be a better front, then wired an styled the tree.



And this is the initial styling of the material. I already see a couple of branch placement issues, but the image I was going for has basically been realized. The crown was reduced by about 3 inches (by wiring/bending, not by cutting) and the profile is a bit more dynamic.

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Re: Scots Pine Redux

Post  steve05412 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:51 pm

Looks like it was a lot of work to get there, well worth the effort..well done Very Happy

cheers

steve

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Re: Scots Pine Redux

Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:47 am

Andy, lovely tree. Nice work. By the way, you must have learned a lot from Nick, because it looks like the trees in his books. I'm just learning how to style pines and seeing yours, really helps. Salut, Todd

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