Friday, December 2, 2016

Old Rosade San Jose Juniper Revived!

...Here is an old (maybe 45 years) San Jose Juniper Chase dug from his field a few years back. It was potted, some carving done, and it grew...

Chase sold the tree 3 years ago at one of his sales. Subsequently it was taken to several workshops with Mauro Stemberger to get it back in shape.

Someone had carved cross-grain which was a major issue on the deadwood, but was fixed.
Foliage was arranged properly, and the result can be seen.

Still need to seal the old wood, and apply lime sulphur, but for now I will let the tree rest over the winter...

Pix of the tree as purchased from Chase:

...and post-restoration:

new front:

and back: