05/10/2013

Juniperus rigida_2.

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This is the working material that we need for the next step. Especially the glasses are important.

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The tree is now completely trimmed. This is the normal maintenance for this kind of tree. On the weaker branches we leave some growing points.

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Every 4 to 5 years there is a lot of pruning to do on the  mature trees. Thinning and create empty spaces are the main steps. This pruning combined with botanical pruning. If I have to explain you would not understand. Pruning is more than making a tree more beautiful.

 

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The way the work is carried out is important. Pruning without causing dammage to the buds and the needles.

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A detailed photo of old age within the fine ramification. Age up to the top of the tree.

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Detail of botanical pruning over all the growth around divided and yet all the same direction.

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After 6 hours intensive pruning a break. Half way there with this job.

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After many years of training, a new development in the crown. This is the future front. Now first is still one day picking needles. A good rigida consists of nearly the same amount of small branches (ramifications) as needles. So many branches with on each branch a few needles.

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I need to look for some trendy glasses ... what a ramification...

Posted by: Dirk | 05/10/2013

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