Tag Archives: trunk chop

A slightly neglected Chinese elm

This post begins inside and ends up outside. Opposite of the last post I guess. Must mean I’m making progress. Here’s the little tree. It a very modest Chinese elm. It began life a an s-curve and I chopped it. … Continue reading

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Some quick and harsh lessons from the Sunshine State.

Wow. I bet you’d like to own this tree. Good size, not a bad pot. It was styled by a pretty big name in the business too! Wanna buy it? No, you don’t. Why? Look close at that right branch. … Continue reading

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How about a dramatic chop? Will that interest you?

Warning: even though this is the middle of November, I want you to know I practiced the abuse you are about to witness a month ago, before my Louisiana trip. And, I must reiterate, I am in Florida, don’t do … Continue reading

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Total Willowleaf Ficus Drama!

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see..” Henry David Thoreau What are we looking at here? What do you see? I can already guess what the responses will be, I’m a psycho…..uh, I mean a … Continue reading

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Yeah, it’s another trunk chop, like butta!

Here’s an easy one for me, but maybe not so for you all. Exhibit A: Ficus salicaria, or willow leaf ficus to us non-Romans. Dave (you guys remember Dave, right?) won this tree on the raffle table at the last … Continue reading

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Trident Maple update

A quick update on the trident I chopped back in this post. It was funny the response I got from that entry. Some people were horrified and some people were ecstatic. Here’s how we left the tree. It tree looked … Continue reading

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A trident maple getting my “usual” treatment

Here’s another chunky monkey trident maple I have the privilege of working on. If you are wondering, after the suggestive title, what my usual treatment might be you are about to find out, my friends. My friend Dave, who shall … Continue reading

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