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Work

Here are various projects I’ve undertaken over the years. Links to full progressions can be found in the comments. I like to show the progression of my skill, so I’ve ordered these from most most recent to oldest projects.

bunjin white pine, after
love how trees look in sunlight
before
thinning and restyle
backdrop shot
before
zuisho white pine — after
before
after
before
after
before
deadwood features hand carved
decandled and fully wired
before
on the bench
after
before
after
bench shot
before
bonus bench shot
after
forgot before shot, but progress photo
after
before
after, largest tree styled to date
before
After
White pine before
Everything wired in place.
Foliage cleaned and branches cut prior to wiring
Second shinpaku styled at Kouka-en
semi cascade pine
One of the hardest wirings so far. Difficult project for me. Cool tree and first tree I styled that was sold
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restyle
Leggy branches compacted and silhouette restored
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Improvement on pad development, understanding apex development a bit more
white pine
Early work, challenging project. Pad development and branch removal done unassisted
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sugi
scissor work, all shoots individual cut by hand to restore clean profile
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Wiring improving after this tree
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First black pine ever styled
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One of very first white pines styled
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Very first styling done as an apprentice and second shinpaku ever styled, unassisted
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coast live oak in development
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Hinoki I grew from young material
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Ficus I grew from cutting in my hobbyist days