Here are some pic’s of the guy’s (Eric Sanders and Ed van der Reek) at work on the trees they brought along.
ED (in front) and Eric hard at work. Before any real styling can be don the trees need to be cleaned out, so Ed is removing the old needles from his Pinus Sylvestris and Eric is thinning out and is removing unwanted foliage and small branches from his Chamaecyparis.
After carefully checking out the right lower branch, Eric had decided it has to go and without hesitation, he cuts it off!
Ed wiring the whole tree where the main trunk had to be bent severely, to give it more movement and to make it more compact. He protected the trunk, within water soaked raffia wrapped tightly around it. In picture 2: The lowest (right) section of this tree is already more or less in the desired place, now Ed can start styling the top section.
Double chin, MOI? No! Picture 2: Looking better and better!
Ed’s Pinus Sylvestris and Juniperus Sargantii. The Juniperus had it’s second (touch up) styling.
I’ll be back,
Hans van Meer.