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If anybody ever wants to collect off railway property, be warned. The amount of red tape that I had to fight my way through was almost as bad as the ten, two inch diameter tap roots that was holding this monster in place. The shari is all natures work and gives an effect that would take many years to reproduce by hand. It has been in training for just over three years now and has great potential.
It was collected from a spot where the full force of the prevailing westerlies had been forcing it over a fence in a classic windswept style. It measured at least 12 feet and after fighting for well over an hour with saws, spades and a six foot crowbar I was dismayed to find that there I could count the fibrous roots nestling beneath the right hand branch and gave it little chance of survival.
The only container large enough to take it was this laundry basket lined with mesh to hold the gritty soil mix in place. Note the ropes holding it in place to avoid rocking in the wind.
It was left untouched for 2 years and in that time filed the basket with roots.

December 1998 - Just collected
Summer 2002 - After 2 years recovery the tree is starting to take shape. The style is somewhat unorthodox for the purists out there but based on my theory of making the best of what I consider to be the best features, I have tried to show off the deadwood on the trunk and on the left hand branch.

 

 

Summer 2004 and the 3 flower buds that appeared last year have multiplied to the extent that the entire left hand side of the tree is covered in flowers. Must use a black background next time!

In the last 2 years the tree has been encouraged to form pads. Also note that the left hand branch has been lowered and the old stump on the front has been removed.

Summer 2005 and after a disappointing show of flowers I contented myself with the knowledge that the structure of the branches is now in place. I never did get round to doing the carving at the top of teh trunk mainly because the thing is too big and heavy to squeeze through the green house door and in winter when I can see what I am doing its always too cold outside . May be this winter I'll finally sell the house and move to a new place and bigger green house with a wider door : )
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