What to do with a Hawthorn

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What to do with a Hawthorn

Post  chris on Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:57 pm

This is a fantastic Hawthorn that John Harris has had a small hand in over the years, it having been collected over 30 years ago. It is owned by a bonsai enthusiast in Swansea. The top of the tree has been allowed to get away and the question is what to do?
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The next 2 pics give some options of where it could be cut to re grow a new apex
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Your ideas would be most welcome

Regards Chris

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What to do with a Hawthorn

Post  Ka Pabling on Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:49 pm


Hi Chris,
Lovely hawthorn!
If this is not a hawthorn and it is in my country, I would suggest that you keep that top and develop it for its crown.But then, , I think I would go for the last pic.
Best wishes,
ka pabling

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Re: What to do with a Hawthorn

Post  wabashene on Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:07 am

Hi Chris,

The gnarled appearance and dramatic re-curved trunkline would seem to mitigate against building some kind of classical neat, triangular apex on what wants to be a low, battered upland tree imo.

Rough virt attached and I might even be tempted to take the entire vertical branch/trunk extention off flush to keep, the tree low and spreading.
fwiw

Thks

tim R

P.S. btw you may have seen that I haven't quite destroyed those 2 larch yet Smile

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t7427-two-more-examples


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