Tuesday, September 4, 2007

the ultimate spruce cascade - part 3

Here the result for the time being. The wire will stay on for probably two years or longer. The little branchlets will be tidied up in a couple of years.
Sorry for always showing myself for size comparison. There usually is no one else around. Contrary to public opinion I do NOT have employees. My assistants are here only less than 10 % of the time. I do more than 90 % of the work myself.
And I also carry these huge trees alone.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Walter:

What a fantastic looking old spruce; will the crown on this tree ultimately be styled as a more full crown or more transparent - showing off the main cascading branch?

Can you please photograph your wiring technique as you wire the ends of the branches on your spuce - just to show the technique?

Lastly - will you return to Nature's Way in Pennsylvania this year? I had the chance to work with you last year on an Alpine Fir and Bristlecone Pine.....

Regards and best wishes from New York...Tom Tynan

Walter Pall said...

Tom,

the wiring technique is nothing special at all. I jsus wire until the very end of the branchlets. So far I ahae only wired the thicker branchs. Next year all the branchlets will get wired. This is going to take about three days of wiring. Then the drooping, weeping willow effect will be gone. Unfortunaatley it will come back as soon as the wire is off. This is why there will have to be new shoots which are stronger than the old ones. Therefore the spruc will be fed and watered agressively and stay in full sun for the nex few years. Only then can the canopy be stabilized in the presnt form. Spruce is one of the most diffilcut trees to form successfully in the long run.

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) European Spruce #15