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Here's a new pic after reducing and partially jinning the top left branch and using a guy wire to pull down another branch. I reduced the stub as far as possible without removing the bud that I want to keep. I'm still not too happy so I may be removing it completely in the fall. I will create a uro out of this as well. There are a couple cuts in the back that I could do this too as well but I don't want to do too much so it will be a little at a time.
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Tom

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I decided to do some more work on this tree today. Already, sphagnum was placed around the nebari to induce new roots to grow and improve its look in the long run. There's one before pic and then the after pics rotate from front around counter clockwise. I tried my hand at carving for the first time. Its not the greatest job but its a start and as it rots it should look better. I will apply some sort of wood hardener down the road.

I keep giving up on this tree thinking it will never be anything but for some reason I keep going back to it. I'm starting to like it again.

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Tom

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Tom,

The uro looks good and as you say it will change over time. WRT to the wood hardener, I recently read somewhere that Walter Pall is opposed to the use of Lime Sulfur and feels that nature should be allowed to take its course. I know the two are not the same but the concept still applies.

Don't give up on it you have a lot of time ahead of you. Every year it seems I give up on something but that is usually because it is not doing well. This one seems healthy so far. Instead be on the look out for urban yamdori, I have decent Box stump that was removed from someones landscape and given to me.

Norm

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I recently read somewhere that Walter Pall is opposed to the use of Lime Sulfur and feels that nature should be allowed to take its course. I know the two are not the same but the concept still applies.
I read the same thing in a thread on BT. My plan is to let it weather and maybe even rot to the point where its color has evolved more naturally. Then I will apply the wood hardener, which doesn't change the color, to seal in the color. Although I may not harden it at all.

Tom

Ps. I just did a little more extensive work today. I realize my guy wiring skills are little to none and I'm hesitant to post a pic but here it is anyway. I think with thinner wire this would be much easier.
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Hey Tom - Thanks for updating us on your box... it's interesting to see!

Keep up the good work!

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