British & European trees, bonsai & related arts from Lee Brindley.
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
A couple of days ago I gave the "windswept" Taxus a good pruning to improve the structure and begin building the foliage pads.
I am not currently very happy with the top third of the tree. It appears quite tall and spindly and is lacking in taper. I am thinking of growing a new leader to replace the apex, creating better taper and denser branching.
Back of tree.
I don't think I have posted a photo of the back of the tree for a while. The deadwood here is quite extensive now and is beginning to take on an aged patina.