Nov

20

The styling of my new Shohin Yew, “Little Terry”!

Hi every body,
A few weeks ago, when I was in the UK to do a other “BURRS” weekend, I stayed as a guest in the warm home of my dear friends Charlot and Terry Foster. Every year they spoil me half to death when I visit them and this year I even was surprised with a real Halloween party (my first), with great food and light refreshments! 🙂  All to soon this weekend with my talented friend ended and I probably wont see him until next year, for the next “BURRS” event. But he took care of that problem as well for me! The last morning, during a wonderful breakfast, he surprised me completely again! He gave me this lovely little Yamadori “Yew”, he collected him self 6 years ago. He sad, here is something to remind you, of this fun time we spent together. Once again this modest man had struck a nerve in me and I just had not enough words to take him for his wonderful gift! You got to love him!
I am because of my back problems, still not being able to do much work at once, so I decided to work on this little gem. Trying to honor Terry’s design, but with a little twist of the Hans. 🙂
I removed unnecessary foliage and some branches that did back, than wired every branch, witch, because of the dens foliage, was not so easy as it sound. I had to be extra careful with those big hands of mine. I put all the branches into there desired place. I cleaned the deadwood and live bark with a toothbrush and some water, than applied lime sulfur to protect and whiten the deadwood. Took these picture for my weblog and of course I named this Shohin: “LITTLE TERRY”!!!
Thanks Terry!!!!
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Above picture: Before the work began.

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Left picture: Here you can see how small she actually is.
Right picture: Left side of the tree.
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Left picture: Back side of the tree.
Right picture: Right side of the tree.
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Left picture: Close up of the deadwood.
Right Picture: A branch has did back, so the live bark will shift more to the right in the future, but this is something the tree will do by it self!
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                                                       “LITTLE TERRY”
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Hope you like it?
Hans van Meer.
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One Response to The styling of my new Shohin Yew, “Little Terry”!

  1. jersanct says:

    Love it, Hans. Thanks for sharing this and all your trees with us.

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