Michael Hagedorn’s Shore Pine Design Challenge

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I was going to respond to Michael Hagedorn’s shore pine design challenge by replying to his blog and describing what I would do with this shore pine in words but I ended up doing a sketch instead.  I will be joining Michael next week for his fall seasonal so I have to be careful I say the right things or I may end up in detention.   First of all there could be a number of ways of designing this tree.  If this is my tree, below is what I would do and here are my reasons:

  • Front-Photo 2. I feel that this represents the best front because it shows the most movement from the trunk. The best potential taper from roots to apex. It also shows the best congruent curves between the trunks I would keep.  Also, I want to keep the smaller tree at the base therefore, if I’m looking at this tree in the landscape, the little tree…

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