This little Grey Alder has got to my collection in February 2012. I collected it of hedge and left in pot for two seasons growing freely.
as collected. Nothing special, straight stick, typical beginners mistake 🙂
This year I decided it is time to give it some shape. Here are some pictures showing the proces
tree growing strong after spring pruning
Nebari with big wounds
and the same problem at the half way of trunk
wound open to promote heeling
and sealed with hard past
trunk wound open to promote heeling
and the final product.
I think it has got better movement and trunk taper. It will bee re-potted next spring to sort out rots, also will work on ramification.
Any critique are very welcome .