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.
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It tree looked like this at the beginning of the post.
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Now you can see why that chopping session garnered such strong emotions.
Here it is today.
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See, I didn’t kill it.
It’s actually growing well; just look at how much the cut has healed.
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And the tree has put out a branch just where I needed it.
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Right on the bottom of the big chop!
And even an alternate too.
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I’m not going to do any pruning now, I’ll give it another month or so to harden off and gain strength.
So that’s it, a quick update.
Now I gotta go pee, I’ve had me about 15 Dr. Peppas….

About adamaskwhy

Visual artist specializing in bonsai, mostly.
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5 Responses to Trident Maple update

  1. Great Job Adam – it’s looking really good. Will you prune it this year, or leave it until next year?

  2. sikadelic says:

    Adam, that’s a groovy tree you have there. I can see it being an awesome addition to anybody’s bench. I have traditionally used cut paste for large chops like that. I noticed that you did not use any. What’s your take on the paste or lack thereof? Thanks.

    • adamaskwhy says:

      Well, I used to use it a lot but, in my experience, it doesn’t make too much of a difference on the bigger trees. It does keep the cut edge from drying out too far back on smaller trees but healing is the same.

  3. James Agius says:

    Very nice Adam! That tree is an absolute ripper in taper and nebari!

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