|Spruce yamadori starting material in 2010|
Now it was time to make the next step and define the crown a bit more in detail, define the empty spaces, select the branches and start to build a good basis for the branch structure.
If you work on yamadoris you have a starting material with many good characteristics but in most cases with some bad as well. In this case, the original upper part of the trunk was dead with great natural deadwood. This dead trunk is a nice and interesting focal point of the the tree, but on the other hand its completely straight and boring. So based on this I decided to anyway highlight this dead wood as an point of interest, but design a dynamic crown with lots of rhythm.
|Spruce (Abies Picea) after three years of training|
The crown needs lot more detail and lots of time to develop, but for now I'm happy with the development and the current image of the tree.