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correcting inverse taper 3 years 3 months ago #43683

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I have just read an article about correcting inverse taper by drilling a cavity and compressing the trunk to reduce it. Sounds drastic to me but I wonder if anyone has tried this or have any other way that I can reduce inverse taper. I have tried a tourniquet but it did not work too well,
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correcting inverse taper 3 years 3 months ago #43684

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I am very much interested in this topic.
Sounds radical, but is it effective ?

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correcting inverse taper 3 years 3 months ago #43685

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Apparently so, it is in the American Bonsai Society journal, the article does not go into enough detail for me, I I have many questions that I can't get an answer to. It also seems to be quick, only a year.
Geoff.

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correcting inverse taper 3 years 3 months ago #43686

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..correcting inverse taper by drilling a cavity and compressing the trunk to reduce it.

Geoff, won't it swell or make a callus?

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correcting inverse taper 3 years 3 months ago #43689

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I’ve only read about using a tourniquet for creating nebari when there is a poor development of them. I’m intrigued by this suggestion.

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correcting inverse taper 3 years 3 months ago #43690

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It would seem that it crushes the bark to the cambium layer, which then will fuse, the pictures in the article does not show it too well. I was hoping someone might have tried it.

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correcting inverse taper 3 years 3 months ago #43697

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I would be very worried about the sustainability of the three. If you start removing the core of the trunk, you open it up for all sorts of diseases.

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correcting inverse taper 3 years 3 months ago #43705

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I am not sure I want to risk a good tree on a procedure like this although I do have one with inverse taper. I can see the principle. I will ave to talk to some of my friends to see what they think,
Geoff.

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correcting inverse taper 2 years 3 months ago #51940

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Im afraid that correcting inverse taper is really difficult, and only viable way with some caveats is to air layer it with some wire in the wound... but who knows I'm interested as well in this topic, any link to the article that we can check?.

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correcting inverse taper 2 years 3 months ago #51941

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You could give this method a shot on some cheap sacrificial tree from a big box store before trying it on one that you care about. Ideally you would use the same type of tree, on a section of similar girth and/or age (hardened off vs green, bark coarseness) to see how easy it is to compress it, how much the girth is reduced after healing, how the scar looks, etc.

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