Sunday, November 21, 2010

Refurbishing an old Juniper ( juniperus Scopulorum) 1 of 2

This tree has been in training for 10 years. It started as a collected tree from the wild in 2000. Its initial styling was inspired by the growth habit of the Junipers in the high Sierra Nevada, a habit of gnarled, blighted branches contrasted with fresh vigorous green growth. Over the years its been allowed to grow somewhat out of control, and has almost lost its original shape. The tree is around 75 yrs old, young for a Collected tree, and stands a handsome 38 inches tall. Along with an old collected Tsuga (Mountain Hemlock), it will be worked on extensively at the upcoming Marco Invernizzi workshop here in Victoria B.C. More photos coming soon.

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