Defining taper on field grown trees!

Today I was working around the base of the crab apples and trident maple.  The crab apples put out a lot of sucker growth from the root zone.  These have to be removed or they will take all the energy away from the tree.  I also cut the top of the tree to refine the taper and make a new apex on the trees.  The tridents are starting to look nice and have too many branches.  I thinned the branches just a bit so I could work on weeding around the trunks.  Other than that, I just picked a new leader to become the new apex.  Constantly refining the tree as they are growing in the field, speeds up the development and style of the tree.  If the trees are to become nice bonsai, I have to continually improve the movement and the taper of the field grown trees.


Defining taper on field grown trees!

Today I was working around the base of the crab apples and trident maple.  The crab apples put out a lot of sucker growth from the root zone.  These have to be removed or they will take all the energy away from the tree.  I also cut the top of the tree to refine the taper and make a new apex on the trees.  The tridents are starting to look nice and have too many branches.  I thinned the branches just a bit so I could work on weeding around the trunks.  Other than that, I just picked a new leader to become the new apex.  Constantly refining the tree as they are growing in the field, speeds up the development and style of the tree.  If the trees are to become nice bonsai, I have to continually improve the movement and the taper of the field grown trees.