shipsquartersfarm wrote:Hey Randy--
Two handsome trees! How have they since progressed? Also, for how long did you have them grounded? Were they thin seedlings when first planted? Were they in full sun?
Thanks for your anticipated reply, and for the original post.
Thanks for your kind comments! The first tree (double trunk) I no longer have, it was sold at last years Nashville Regional show. The second tree has developed slowly since I put it into a bonsai container. I plan on putting it back into a growing container for the next 2 or 3 years to further develop and refine the canopy.
the tree was field grown in full sun and full winter exposure. It was planted as 1 gallon stick trees in 2001, allowed to grow freely (no top or root pruning) until 2006 when it was top worked from 15 feet down to 12 inches with a chainsaw and allowd to grow out untill it was removed from the ground in 2010. The picture below was taken last year.