There’s Tom, a good Friend if you know him. He’s still a Friend even if you don’t.
He got himself a bunch of bald cypress seedlings and carved a little wedge out of leftover cherry and thought he’d try some trunk fusion.
I think it’s damn cool. Not only will it create a fat tree quicker, but all that character that’ll come from the fusion marks. I’ll keep you guys up to date on it as it progresses.
I’ve seen the technique done with maple whips and ficus cuttings but this is the first cypress one I’ve seen.
So much potential.
Pretty cool, ain’t it? Anyway, that’s not why I’ve gathered you around your internet screens today. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼
I want you to close your eyes……imagine yourself reclining in a form fitted chair, soothing, nondescript music lulling you to sleep as the Novocain begins to numb your face. Now imagine that…
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From here, unless you zoom in, all you see is that it’s overgrown a little.
I just repotted this tiger bark ficus into a wider pot. Zooming in close, on the left side, you see…..a hole?
Not a hole (wait until you see a crepe myrtle I’ve found with a hole…).
Well now, this shot doesn’t clear it up. It does show the new growth though. Meaning it’s time to do some work.
Here we go….can you see it?The branch wraps itself around the backside of the tree.
You can see it here, from the tree’s left side view, poking out.
The “first branch” on our right is really coming from the left side of the tree. The tree was a gift (actually it was a “please take this tree I’m killing it”) from my oldest son’s 7 or 8th grade teacher Mr. Meyers.
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