TTSBE Foster Day at Persimmon Hill (10-19-2015)
TTSBE welcomes Kathy Shaner to our annual Foster Days in which volunteers get together to work on exhibit trees under Kathy's guidance. We were fortunate to have two beautiful days with very nice weather.
Here you can see Kathy Shaner contemplating on where to put the steel rebar. The rebar will be attached to bend the top of this live oak back in line with the trunk. The branches will also be wired for better movement.
The possible pot that this tree will go into next year.
After the rebar was placed and branches wired.
Tree #4, a collected ash juniper ready for some dead wood cleaning.
Artist at work.
Getting into the crevice to clean the dead wood.
The cleaning continues...
Working on Tree #10, a twisted pomegranate.
Next, we worked on Tree #9, a trident maple. While examining the wire and finding that it has been cutting into the roots, Kathy decided to redo the tie wire.
A chopstick was used to protect the root from wire scar.
Tree #6, another trident maple. Thinking about how to wire and trim to make it even better.
Tree #15 - a newly donated twisted pomegranate styled by Ted Guyger. Branches were wired and thinned out so as to prepare for Spring time.
Kathy showed us a method to instantly make a wound looked less noticeable on a ginkgo tree.
Beautiful flowers on one of our member's trees.
Finally, this pair had a really fun time cutting off the top branch from Tree #8 - a yaupon holly.
We always enjoy the company of our furry friend. It was another very productive day.
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