Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Barton's pine




This is a Pinus Strobus which belong's to Les,he kindly let me work on it recently,it was originally styled by the great Dan Barton,a honour indeed to rework this.

As is the great tradition of things we didnt take any before shots,which is a pity as it was very overgrown,and really was'nt very inspiring to look at,but it began to catch my eye as Les was clearing it out,and a wiring challenge was set.

It would be impossible to know what Dan's original intentions were for the tree,but this is what i tried to envisage,after all Dan is the master.It turned into a very naturalistic pine,and as this is only a 2nd styling all the needles were left downwards,not upwards(a tip which marco told me).

So now barton's pine is reborn,it really doesnt matter who done the 1st 2nd 3rd or 100th styling of a tree,what matter's is the tree itself and the input everyone as a whole has into it,we all must learn to be less egotystical about who done what when,it really is'nt important,what is important is to keep the spirit of this tree which Dan installed into it,i think Barton's pine is a fitting tribute to what could one day become a very good tree.

2 greenhouse pics from a few years ago,other from sunday after styling,the basic structure

(blueprint for success)is now there

3 comments:

Iain Q said...

Nice 'blueprint' and blog entry.
Les has a good'n there.

The Stone Monkey said...

Look good Lee. Will look forward to seeing the progression of this tree

Regards

Andy

Fred Otten said...

Impressive blog here !
I've one question about bartons pine : you wrote : "as this is only a 2nd styling all the needles were left downwards,not upwards(a tip which marco told me)."
Can you explain to me the benefits of this above styling the needles upwards ?

Regards,

Fred