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Solving reverse taper with wedge cut? 1 year 4 months ago #30582

So I picked up 3 nursery Hinoki Tuesday and missed that one of the had a knot of branches on a limb I would like to keep. My only thought was to cut a wedge out and bind gap together to heal. I know that the intersection will always be week but I don't see any other way to resolve this.

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Solving reverse taper with wedge cut? 1 year 4 months ago #30596

Its kind of tricky- but i would probably split it? remove some wood, and bind it tightly back together, to make a wedge- or Air layer the top/ or branch. Not quite sure what to tell you
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Solving reverse taper with wedge cut? 1 year 4 months ago #30600

Looks like good work. On the picture it is hardly noticable.
I probably would not have botherd, as the thicker spot was not too bothersome to me :D
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Solving reverse taper with wedge cut? 1 year 4 months ago #30604

Gotta agree, that's really clean. Hopefully it takes! I think binding it until it heals well might help. Just in case.
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Solving reverse taper with wedge cut? 1 year 4 months ago #30605

I am sorry, I failed to mention that the 2nd photo was photoshopped. I actually haven't done the work yet. I need to wait until it starts growing more (mid spring) that way I would heal faster. I also just repotted it without taking away too many roots. I just root pruned the annoying one's out, tied it to a granite slab (for nebari), and added a better soil mix of pinebark (mixed with a little compost), Lava, and Pumice. You can't see that because I covered the top with the Pinebark Compost mix.
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