New View Too

New View Too

Here is the revamped Korean hornbeam. The main difference is in the apex. What used to be the apex is now the left branch. The new apex was the upper right branch. It and the lower right branch each had a little shaping done with wire – pulling the branches closer and adding character through movement. There’s a long way to go. The tree needs to be more compact either through more bending or by pruning. The lower right branch will definately get more attention! I’m holding off doing anything more for the moment because the former apex cracked in the process of bending it; it was a fairly intense change considering it used to be almost straight up. I want to know if the branch will make it before deciding what to do next. The styling was a few days and things are looking good so far.

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