03 Sep Birds Nest Spruce Demo – Sep 2015 Meeting
Demo by Tak
A demo by our President Tak Yamaura on an old garden grown Birds Nest Spruce (Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’) belonging to one of our members. This tree was dug and potted in this container a couple of months previous, trying to save as much of the original root as possible. Tak reduced the number of trunks to three, determined the front of the tree and advised on the desirable height of each trunk. He then thinned some of the minor branching before suggesting a feeding with bone meal for the winter season and leaving the tree to recover and grow until next year and signs of strong regrowth.
Blog entry and photos by Pam.