Wednesday, July 15, 2009

mugo #5

This one is going to be one of the major trees in my collection. After a lot of dead bark was removed the rotting deadwood was treated with wood hardener twice. Then lime sulphur was applied. This I do to bleach the wood.I hate the white color of the lime part which looks like a lady has applied way too much paint in her face. But it will go away with time. The bleaching will remain though. I wonder whether there is a way to bleach wood withuot painting it white.
Then the old needles were all plucked. now the tree looks slightly untidy. Also the crown appears too dense. In late summer it will look much better. Then the tree shold go to 'bosnaiautumn' and 'Noelanders Trophy'. Perhaps. We'll see.