Tuesday, June 19, 2007

new trident maple - part 2

Since there seems to be more interest than I thought about this 'mutilation' that I possibly plan, here some more information.

The blue dot shows the rather thick branch right in front of the trunk. If I cut the branch off there would be a hole of about the size of the blue ring. This hole could be round with a knob cutter. It could possibly close within a few years. I could also make it irregular and even larger. This would then eventually look like a hole that came about after a branch broke off a long time ago. I am not decided at this point in time what sort of hole I want there.

But besides the problem or non-problem of the hole in the trunk there would be a hole in the canopy. This is shown by the red circle. This area would be without foliage. One could see into the crown and the umbrella effect would be diminished. This is the real reason for contemplating the cut. The hole in the trunk would just be taken into account as a side effect.

Or I do nothing and declare this tree as a bonsai meant for the winter silhouette. Without foliage the front branch would not bother.

Well, maybe someone wants the tree exactly as is and I don't have to make a decision anyway. We'll see.


Anonymous said...

I had one similar bought at Remy Samson 20 years ago
It was given as gift to a gardner working in the park under ma home 15 years ago and stolen from his property( he said ) few month later in Geneva
same strudy trunk and few short branches in the canopy right now might be much the same as your

Walter Pall said...


this one is form a person who has purchased it from Hans Kastner in Germany. Hans has purchased this tree personally in Japan a few years ago. So it cannot possibly be the tree that you are speaking about.


200xth said...

In case you want to see any updates on the tree(s) above since this blog entry, here are the links to each tree(s):

1) Trident Maple #3