Sunday, June 5, 2011

Scots pine #17

Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris, collected in Norway in summer of 2009. First image January 2010. The tree was brought one step further today after the new growth appeared quite healthy. The two trunks are great, but they were way too far apart and did not correspond to each other. So I brought them together by brute force with strong wire and clamps. Now it looks a bit awkward. the tree will be left alone for about three years or more. Then all the wire goes off and the new shape should be established. In the end I can still cut off the trunk that was a bit far away as I was tempted to do right away. But probably I will work them as a team. We'll see.