Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunlight Shines Through Seiryu

The Blue Dragon Maple epitomizes strength and beauty.  When given the chance, the branches on this maple will bend and curve around eaves and towards the light like the sinuous contortions of a dragon.

Wildwood worked on a Seiryu Maple in Mill Valley California Monday that seemed like three maples in one.  Tucked in an alcove next to the kitchen, part of the tree curved upward above the roof, part of the tree leaned out over the garden, and several branches twisted around the eaves.

Anytime a tree has a distinct personality, pruning is a bit more of a challenge.  It is also very rewarding to see the tree in a new light!

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