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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 19:19

Juniperus procumbens - Himalayan juniper - Tanuki

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I found this few hundred years old dead trunk in 2010, inside was putrid. It wasn't a too promising pieces at first sight, but it had a nice root flare, and it had a lot of creased part. After a long day of carving, it started showing it self. I was hollowed the sawed snags then burned it and finally whitened it with lime-sulfur. On the following picture, you can see the development of the dead part:

 

Only left to do is to find a favorable ridge, where I can adjust the living part, which I only find on the back, where I planted the juniper. On tanuki it if preferable if the living part is visible strait from the root flare. It needed two years for the juniper to reach the needed hight, since then I building up the foliage. It is four years old now. A tanuki, in the right circumstances, reaching maturity after about 10  years. On the following images I showing the implantation and the first two styling:

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