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Scots pine from garden centre 1 year 3 months ago #33980

Krištof wrote: How would you suggest to balance it Auk?


The right side looks OK to me. It is a bit too full, but that is not a problem. Once you start getting ramification you can still decide what to keep and what to remove.

The second branch on the left side is the biggest 'problem'. The part that is growing upwards does not seem to fit in the silhouette of the future tree.
Also it seems to conflict with the other branches growing down.
The first branch on the left seems too long.

Great that you made a video, by the way, it does help. Still, only you can see the real tree, from all sides, so I do not recommend to take my advice but make your own decisions. I will not pretend to know better than you do.
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Scots pine from garden centre 1 year 3 months ago #33981

Auk wrote: The right side looks OK to me. It is a bit too full, but that is not a problem. Once you start getting ramification you can still decide what to keep and what to remove.


That is the plan :)
Middle upward branch was moved to the right a bit a I think that when the main tallest trunk get a bit taller, it will be more in harmony with the rest.
See? When I see it on the pic, the tree looks a bit wide, but seeing it live, I would like it to be a bit wider cause cause the branches appear closer....
It is a matter of looking at it from slightly different angle and it makes a huge difference.
Here are some pics from today:

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Scots pine from garden centre 1 year 3 months ago #33982

I got one more pine after this one and today I prepped it for styling on our club workshop in 2 weeks and hopefully lads will teach me how to make a proper crown from branches of a pine.
I think that you could guess from the pics where I want it to go :)

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Scots pine from garden centre 1 year 3 months ago #33983

I am still not convinced by the left side. I was thinking something like this (using ms paint, limited editing options....)

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Scots pine from garden centre 1 year 3 months ago #33984

I think it would be pity to remove those branches, if I wanted a single trunk, I could get a pine like that anytime in any garden centre.
And I would have another boring single trunk conifer "bonsai" :)
I like them more complicated and complex.
This is the pine that inspires me hugely:



I would like to have something of that stylae - but there are 2 smaller branches leaning over a precipe - and 2 standing tall - and you know - there was a branch in the middle in empty space but it died and fell off a long time ago :P
Anyway, next year it is gonna be planted on a hill on a slab and I think it will enhance the look of it.

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Scots pine from garden centre 1 year 3 months ago #33985

Actually now that I am thinking of it - I wanted to style it to remind one of a raft style although it all comes out of one trunk.
Bit unusuall but it works for me :P
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Scots pine from garden centre 1 year 3 months ago #34011

Quick virtual for the other pine

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Scots pine from garden centre 1 year 3 months ago #34107

very nice tree
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Scots pine from garden centre 1 year 3 months ago #34109

Hey AUK - look what Bonsai empire posted on their fb page today - your version of my tree :)

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Scots pine from garden centre 1 year 3 months ago #34110

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