History of a Mountain Hemlock-

Michael Hagedorn

Years ago a student brought this Mountain Hemlock into a Seasonal session. We styled it in the fall of 2012, and it later made an appearance at the Artisans Cup and is now spending the year at the Portland Japanese Garden display. Please check it out if you drop through Portland, Oregon this year-

Here’s some early photos of this tree showing the progression in its styling:

Original front

Before restyling, 2012

The new front…

After Seasonal student’s work with new inclination, front, and placement of branches-

And how the Hemlock looks in 2018. It’s had over 5 years of development since the restyling and has been exceptionally handled by the owner. If you wish to see it, it’s on display at the Portland Japanese Garden this year-

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