Workshop with Peter Warren, September 2018. Pinus ‘Beuvronensis’.

This pine (Pinus sylvestris ‘Beuvronensis’) has been in my possession for about 8 years. In that time, I’ve made some mistakes with it, but it’s a strong tree and always forgave me. It was once a triple trunk. One of my first mistakes was a learning experience about how far you can or can’t bend thick branches. Gradually a trunk and primary branch structure has emerged and it was decided to refine this. One of the main issues, not clearly visible in the pictures is that the tree leans back quite far. This led to a useful discussion into the subtleties of how far forward a tree can lean forward. The tree should not recede nor should it feel aggressively in your face. The next re-pot will be to a more appropriate angle and into a smaller pot. Some of the foliage pads are well developed, while some require more growth, both longer and denser (mainly on the right of the tree).  I look forward to presenting the tree to Peter for further refinement in future.

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