Logwood/Campeche trunk chop recommendation needed.

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Logwood/Campeche trunk chop recommendation needed.

Post  Poink88 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:00 pm

Can someone help me decide where to trunk chop this logwood? Currently, it looks longer than I like and the taper is not defined. I will probably do the chop next year (2013) but want to help channel growth this spring to the branches I want to remain, especially to the new apex. The trunk shape is also very irregular as shown. I marked 4 possible chop options but open to other suggestions.

Any and all input is welcome especially design ideas. Thank you.






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Re: Logwood/Campeche trunk chop recommendation needed.

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:09 pm

I might chop at D, but not chop just create a large shari at the top. It would require some carving.

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Re: Logwood/Campeche trunk chop recommendation needed.

Post  Poink88 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:00 pm

Thanks Billy. My personal preference is C then D. I do plan on creating a jin but not too much, just enough to create the taper illusion.

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Re: Logwood/Campeche trunk chop recommendation needed.

Post  Poink88 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:52 am

Here is a picture of option C with bag. Top right branch will be trained as apex. What do you think?


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Re: Logwood/Campeche trunk chop recommendation needed.

Post  Rui Marques on Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:23 am

Hi Poink88,

This is good article for how to proced. http://bonsaijournal.com/beginners-trunk-chop-101.php


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Re: Logwood/Campeche trunk chop recommendation needed.

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:51 am

Rui Marques wrote:Hi Poink88,

This is good article for how to proced. http://bonsaijournal.com/beginners-trunk-chop-101.php


The title of this article is "For Beginners: Trunk Chopping 101 For Deciduous Trees"

I am not sure it makes any difference but Campeche is a tropical tree.

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Re: Logwood/Campeche trunk chop recommendation needed.

Post  Poink88 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:53 pm

Rui Marques wrote:Hi Poink88,

This is good article for how to proced. http://bonsaijournal.com/beginners-trunk-chop-101.php


Thanks. Nice articles but as Billy pointed out, I am planning on doing Jin and not a direct chop.

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