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    Hey,
    Ok looking at my tree i have a vision (martin luther king).
    This is ideally how i'd like my tree to look like in the future.
    as you can see i'm looking to introduce one new branch (suggestions? pebble in hole technique maybe?), Also i'm looking to bring the other branch downwards a little (suggestions?).

    The pic in the corner is my elm at present.
    Any pointers muchly appreciated

    What do you think?

    Tommorow re-potting!

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    so hopefully it'll look a tad like this photoshopped version of my tree.


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    For the branch sticking up you can put some cloth around a small part of it, get some string tie it around the cloth and tie the string to the pot some how. This will lower your branch by training it and with the cloth there it will not let the string cut into your branch. Your best bet for the new branch would be to graft one on the tree where you want it, the grafting is faster and ezer to do. The pebble thing is harder to do and some times does not work well. So you mite want to let your tree grow a runner/ branch long enuff to cut off to use for the grafting of the new branch.

    Mike....:O)

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    This is nice, modelling your tree to grow the way you want it without too many difficult tricks involved B)

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    so in effect the procedure would be this:



    would both half of the branches live? or would the one side have to be chopped?

    sorry for the amount of messages/questions

    curtis

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    Re:Desired Changes

    Curtis wrote:
    so in effect the procedure would be this:



    would both half of the branches live? or would the one side have to be chopped?

    sorry for the amount of messages/questions

    curtis
    Both sides will grow only if you do not take the bark off the branch ends and only off the center of the branch in the tree. When taking the bark off the branch take off just the brown layer on the top and keep the green layer under the top layer do not go down to the white wood that would be to much and will not work. So it is up to you to keep what side you want or keep both sides it your tree. If you need more help just ask.

    Mike.....:O)

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