Hi. I am presenting my Two Trunk Formal Upright Dwarf Alberta Spruce. I bought it last fall (pic1) at which point I popped it out of it’s pot to check the roots, and to scrape the surface down to the nebari.
A couple of weeks ago, after post flush hardening I then went through the branches and reduced ramification to twos (pic 2).
Next I started pruning branches and wiring those I was keeping into position. It was difficult (for me) making those decisions and I did a lot of trials temporarily wiring 2 or 3 branches into rough positions before deciding to go with them, or to try with other branches.
It got really difficult when I got to building the apex. This is the one area of styling/design that I still don’t understand well, even after watching Mirai videos, and other information sources on the web and books that I have. It took me 2 days to build the apex. I think it, and the whole tree came out pretty good. There may be too many branches, but I prefer a fuller looking tree. Pic 3.
I have a 360 degree video of the tree, if I could find a way to post it here
Any and all critiques are welcome.