Semi Cascade White pine (Dragon)

This is a tree which i’ve seen a few times at our annual meetings, and i always found it attractive. Winter of -14 i sent an email to the woman who owned it and asked if i could buy it, and she accepted because she felt it was too large to handle. Spring of -15 i went to Stockholm and picked up the tree.

This is a few pictures sent to me by the previous owner. Unknown date.

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She experimented with different fronts and angles but what attracted me was the movement of the trunk.

This is the angle before repotting in the spring of -15. I kept the square pot that the tree was growing in but tilted the tree slightly to the right. I thinned the needles and let it recover in its pot, analyzing its branches and waiting to restyle.
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As can be seen, the lowest branches on the right is very weak and was removed after the picture was taken.

In late July of -15 i decided that it was time to wire and refine the tree. It was growing vigorously and i was Confident it was strong enough. I needed to compact it’s shape to make the trunk seem more powerful.parvi_2
This is the result after the styling. It will need a smaller pot in the future but for now it will rest a couple of years to recover. A friend commented that it resembled a dragon, so that’s what it will be called.

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