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Cascade or informal upright? Sargent juniper 11 months 3 weeks ago #33486

Look at these pictures...I cannot decide whether to keep the lower trunk and make it a two trunked informal upright or a cascade/semicascade and cut the lower trunk
Any ideas would be appreciated...I am not adept enough to know what is best suited nor do I feel I can have a meaningful opinion. I just want a style to work on or some ideas from people who have been doIng this longer than I.

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Cascade or informal upright? Sargent juniper 11 months 3 weeks ago #33499

Hm.. Dificult tree. It is a shame there is no foliage on the first part of the branches near the trunk. You now cannot cut back to where you ideally would. I probably would dig down a little to check where the roots of the tree are, and what you can do rotating the trunk a little. Then think the top. Let the bottom grow and hope for some buds to form around the first section of the lower branches so you can cut back to that.

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Cascade or informal upright? Sargent juniper 11 months 3 weeks ago #33546

leatherback wrote: Hm.. Dificult tree. It is a shame there is no foliage on the first part of the branches near the trunk. You now cannot cut back to where you ideally would. I probably would dig down a little to check where the roots of the tree are, and what you can do rotating the trunk a little. Then think the top. Let the bottom grow and hope for some buds to form around the first section of the lower branches so you can cut back to that.

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Yeah I have another that I'm struggling with also that is difficult. Anyways, so you think I should cut that lower trunk off? And the other Follage not included in the drawing? Then hope for some budding on the branches and style the branches accordingly?
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