I picked this yew up post holidays for 75% off (paid $8) at an orange box store. Wanted to see what I could do with it. There is a nasty triple trunk which I plan to refine and eventually remove but for now I’ve taken some steps to initially shape the structure. Any advice for yew in summer?
Thanks for sharing - these bargain finds are always fun to watch develop.
I think you did a great job setting the initial structure. You likely have kept more than you’ll want in the long run but it’s looks damn good.
One thing I noticed that can be tackled now…
I drew lines to show where each theoretical pad will develop - notice how the 3 middle lines connect from the left to the right pads?
I would start to adjust those 3 sets of branches to more clearly separate them. You’ve got great reference points (as noted) on the apex and the two lowest branches. I should have prefaced this with: it’s all a matter of opinion, but from a design standpoint, adding more intention to the placement will lead to a better design in the future.