Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Italian oak

I got this Quercus pubescens in a trade in summer 2013 when I visited Mauro Stamberger. He got it from Andrea Travisan, so it passed a few owners already. Below is a photo of this tree from January 2014 just before I began working on it.

One year and two wirings later this is how it looked like a few days ago. In need of a new styling to make nice progress in development.

Besides rewiring the tree I delt with some left up stumps and made a future life vane border between the lowest branch and a thick branch/trunk which will be removed in the future. It stays on for now because I am grafting a branch from it.

 This is it for now. In spring I am planning to repot this one into a smaller ceramic pot.