Pacific Rim juniper

A rangy juniper reworked in a half-day refinement session at the Weyerhaeuser collection in Federal Way, Washington. This 40″ tree is a collected Sierra juniper grafted with shimpaku:

Pacific Rim juniper before

Pacific Rim juniper after

6 Comments

  1. Conner says:

    What do you think accounts for the twisting character of the trunk? Were it’s branches slowly being pressed on and twisted around possibly?

    • crataegus says:

      There’s a lot that’s been written about twisting trunks. The most wildly twisting trunks happen in rocky areas or bedrock, in arid conditions. But then tall straight forest trees also twist. There’s some interesting conjectures about how that might help a tree remain with a full 360 spread of branches even if part of a root system dies. And it does add strength to a degree. In any event, twisting is part of many trunks and varies according to environment.

  1. […] This 40″ (102cm) tree is a collected Sierra juniper grafted with shimpaku.” You can see the whole post here, which includes the before […]

  2. […] Michael Hagedorn reworked this collected Sierra juniper (grafted with shimpaku) in a half-day refinement session at the Weyerhaeuser collection in Federal Way, Washington, way back in 2009. The before photo is below. […]

  3. […] Down & Stop Thinking So Much Posted on 25/09/2011 by admin Michael Hagedorn reworked this collected Sierra juniper (grafted with shimpaku) in a half-day refinement session at the Weyerhaeuser collection in Federal […]

  4. […] Michael Hagedorn reworked this collected Sierra juniper (grafted with shimpaku) in a half-day refinement session at the Weyerhaeuser collection in Federal Way, Washington, way back in 2009. The before photo is below. […]

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