This is a American Hornbeam (A.K.A. Ironwood) tree that I'm workign on. The base after the flare messures a little over 5" across, and the flar and nebari I never really messured but is pretty large. The two main trunks stand 24" and I have not messured last years growth yet. I plan on removing one of the trunks and going for an informal upright. Any thoughts/idea?
(2006 late winter)
Thanks, - $h@rK
Last Edit: Apr 11, 2006 10:57:29 GMT -5 by sharkbyte
Post by theladysabine on Apr 15, 2006 16:33:55 GMT -5
Looking at your photo from the summer... I am leaning towards you keeping the one on the left... The visual line coming from the base up to the left is more pleasing than from the other direction. Assuming you keep the current view as the front. How well does ironwood heal over? We don't have this kind of tree here where I live... Love the base of your tree... should be nice.
I'm really not sure what I want to use for the front yet :-\, I'm trying to think of everything. But I plan on just collecting it then waiting a while till it heals well and go from there. Hornbeam heal kinda slow on large cuts I hear, But I have a plan to take care of that . I will save some soil I have left over from this season, Like a lot! lol. And use it on the Ironwood next spring.