2018 July Saturday Program-Triple Trunk Trident Maples

On a fine and heated Saturday, BSV Members gathered in East Kew to develop their skills on deciduous trees. It was a very busy afternoon and significant progress was made in the various activities.  See the gathering below.

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Victor L. led another session on growing triple trunk Trident Maples.  This session followed up plantings done last year, helped Members create new plantings and demonstrated the next stage in the process where the metal plate is removed and the triple trunk repotted.  See photos below.

Preparing for the Trident Maple triple trunk exercise.
Preparing for the Trident Maple triple trunk exercise.
Trident Maple Triple Trunk development.
Trident Maple Triple Trunk development.
Trident Maple Triple Trunk development.
Trident Maple Triple Trunk development.

Photos below show plate removal steps.

Trident Maple Triple Trunk development.
Trident Maple Triple Trunk development.
Trident Maple Triple Trunk development - removing the plate
Trident Maple Triple Trunk development – removing the plate
Trident Maple Triple Trunk development - removing the plate
Trident Maple Triple Trunk development – removing the plate

Facilities were also available to assist Members in their repotting activity.

Repotting
Repotting
Repotting
Repotting

Mark L., Victor B. and Victor L. provided assistance to Members with developing and styling their trees.  Photos of several examples are included below

Reviewing style.
Reviewing style.
Chinese Elms in development.
Chinese Elms in development.
Trident Maples
Trident Maples
Styling adjustments
Styling adjustments
Applying styling adjustments.
Applying styling adjustments.