Eastern Red Cedar First Styling.

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Eastern Red Cedar First Styling.

Post  NemusStipes on Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:18 am

Hey y'all!
I'm currently working on a tree of mine, I've posted it on here before if it looks familiar.
Here's the progression of my last hour's work:

Getting tree and supplies ready.


(Yes, That is a lego. Smile )


Partway in!


I only had blue wire.






So now I have a little question....
If you look at the non wired trunk:


On the base it is very straight and has no branches, so it is pretty unattractive. Also. My plan was to form that part of the tree in almost a right triangle with the hypotenuse facing down. But, that part of the tree has no branches on the top. What do you advise? Is there any way I could twist it?
(Also, I'm not done with the other side. But I wanted to post this before the sun set too far for me to continue working on it....)

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Re: Eastern Red Cedar First Styling.

Post  NemusStipes on Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:53 pm

Okay, after some serious thought and the help from a friend, I got here:


I was going to jin the apex of both trunks, but before I did I went to my local club last night and asked for advice.

Here is what I was thinking of:




And here is what I was told to do:


What do you think? I'm not sure I like it.... I dunno.

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Eastern red cedar

Post  bonsapien on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:13 pm

Flex's advice makes sense. Cool

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Re: Eastern Red Cedar First Styling.

Post  Jesse McMahon on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:39 pm

i'm guessing flex made the design drawing? i like it. if the tree is healthy enough you could go ahead and start putting some movement into that smaller trunk, but the design is good to my eye.

whatever you do, good luck with your tree! i love eastern red cedar, and that's a cutie...good potential.

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Re: Eastern Red Cedar First Styling.

Post  NemusStipes on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:41 pm

I think I know what it is that I don't like... It feels too tall. Especially for the pot I have. I agree it is a very nice design, but I do not have any suiting pots. The rootball is too deep.

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Re: Eastern Red Cedar First Styling.

Post  NemusStipes on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:07 pm

Another update:

I think I'm going to name this one "Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree!" santa

I admit we got a bit snip happy with the scissors..... But I like the result. I just wish I could have gotten some photos of the process!


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Re: Eastern Red Cedar First Styling.

Post  JimLewis on Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:00 pm

I think if you shorten each trunk by about 1/3 you will be much happier with the result.

You didn't cut too much off. these trees are weeds and you will get quite a bit of new growth next spring.

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Re: Eastern Red Cedar First Styling.

Post  NemusStipes on Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:42 pm

JimLewis wrote:I think if you shorten each trunk by about 1/3 you will be much happier with the result.

I quite agree with you. I was playing around with a virt. and the main trunk would look beautiful shorter, but right now the other trunk has very few branches that could be a conceivable apex. I am definitely plan on doing that in the future though!

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