last week we had a spell of unusually warm and sunny weather over here, so I decided it was about time to do the first major styling I have planned for several of my trees for this year. The large Yamadori “Larch” in this story was ready for its second branch structure styling.
Check out: “THE STORY OF XL PART I” on my YOUTUBE channel!
I really took my time, working on this tree. Enjoying every minute of that relaxed and zone like feeling that comes over me when I’m guiding the branches of the tree as closely, as safely as possible, to their envisioned future shape. Overcoming or incorporating little problems, that I came across while working, without giving it any real thoughts. Sometimes things just fall together when I am working on an old tree like this one, when instinct takes over, with the sun in your face….MMMMMM! 🙂
Remember it is only the second structure styling, the top will fill out and thicken quickly in the next couple of years and there is about an Inch more trunk hidden behind the rime of that plastic container, as you can see in one of the pictures! In real life, the tree is taller and the base is wider and the whole tree is looking more balanced.
The first picture is taken when I just started to work.
In a few months, after all the Spring work is don, I will start working on the deadwood.
I hope you enjoy this little story,
Hans van Meer.