Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Amur maple #1

Today everything was wired. It is not so important whether this wire is beautiful or ugly. The only thing that counts is what the tree will look like when the wire goes off in about one year. I always tend to sacrifice present beauty for future quality. Now one can see thsat it is hard to decide on a front. This is what I call a luxury problem


Thomas Urban said...

Hi Walter,

When you wire something like this maple that thickens very quickly within the next couple of months. Will you feed as heavily to reduce the wire cutting in or exactly the same and in the future the wire marks won't be visible so much anymore?

Thank you,


Anonymous said...

Hello Walter. Wiring at spring, will not cause wounds because of the branch fattening, like it does at the japanese maples?

Noah said...

What a clever use of that pot. It's a perfect match for that tree. That tree is ugly in the best possible way.

I've been lurking here for years and I want to say thank you for continuing to share your knowledge and art with us.

Walter Pall said...


feeding and watering all the same, regardless of wiring. It is importantt for the tree to grow for the wire to make an impact.

Walter Pall said...

Sure it will cause wounds if one is not careful. But small wounds are welcome because they hold the branch in position. Forget the book - see what is really happening.