Monday, September 10, 2007

the Austrian black pine that thinks it is a ponderosa - part 5

Then black tape instead of raffia around it twice. It does exactly the same job a s raffia, is easier to apply and is just as ugly or slightly less. And then very thick wire around it twice. Now very drastic bending is very possible. Should the branch decide it does not want to cooperate eventually then so what - I was about to totally cut it off anyway. But I think it will work and the branch will stay alive.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Wow thanks for the excellent tip with the black tape vs. raffia... I find raffia really frustrating to put on.

Does it matter if the glue side is touching the bark (I could imagine it getting gooey in the hot sun), or should it be applied "sticky-side out"?

Good luck with the bend.