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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Western White Pine

Here is a WWP that I collected about 2 years ago from the Cascades. The tree is very healthy and was ready to be worked on. I know some people think a tree shouldn't be touched for 3 to 5 years after collection, but this is the old way of thinking. If the tree is healthy, new shoot extension and new root growth then it is ready for work. We do this with many, many trees per year and its always fine.

Before and just like it was when collected.

Mid way through.....I was actually headed in another direction with this tree, but it just didn't seem to flow so I switched directions mid stream.
Done styling for now. In the future some branches will be eleminated and thinned out. But for now, it is good.
Finished for now....
Pot by our good friend Darrell Walker of Washington!

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