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Post  Greg on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:27 pm

I would like to show you a collected olive tree. This olive tree collected last year and as you can see from the last photo is growing fast and vigorously.

The only problem is that I don’t know how to proceed with it!!. Is one of these trees that I don’t have clue what to do!

Do you believe that this is a good raw material?

Any ideas how to proceed with first styling?

Many thanks

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The first & second photo as collected
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The third photo a few days ago (sorry for the bad background)
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Post  stavros on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:26 pm

I have a great idea....
Why don't you give it to me as a present and i will find a way to style it Smile Smile Smile

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Post  stavros on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:29 pm

seriously now....i would like to see a new pic from the front, just to see which parts of the tree are still alive.
I would then probably change the position of the tree in the pot by lifting it up.

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Post  stavros on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:34 pm

seriously now....i would like to see a new pic from the front, just to see which parts of the tree are still alive.
I would then probably change the position of the tree in the pot by lifting it up.
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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  Greg on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:35 pm

stavros wrote:I have a great idea....
Why don't you give it to me as a present and i will find a way to style it Smile Smile Smile

This is a great idea! This is what I had in mind actually thumbs up

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Post  Greg on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:37 pm

stavros wrote:seriously now....i would like to see a new pic from the front, just to see which parts of the tree are still alive.
I would then probably change the position of the tree in the pot by lifting it up.
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The whole tree is alive actually. Lifting it up is one option but not sure if is the best option Shocked

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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  stavros on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:43 pm

Greg wrote:
stavros wrote:I have a great idea....
Why don't you give it to me as a present and i will find a way to style it Smile Smile Smile

This is a great idea! This is what I had in mind actually thumbs up

so when shall i come over to pick it up then?

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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  Greg on Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:21 pm

stavros wrote:
Greg wrote:
stavros wrote:I have a great idea....
Why don't you give it to me as a present and i will find a way to style it Smile Smile Smile

This is a great idea! This is what I had in mind actually thumbs up

so when shall i come over to pick it up then?

any time you like Stauros Cool

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Post  Greg on Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:59 pm

the following are my way of how to proceed

what do you think?

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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  msgurkan on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:42 pm

Good material.
Alternative styles are; cascade, semi cascade, informal upright, slanting, windswept. In all styles the trunk may be same. Before cut, you can make jin to some of the branches.

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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  Greg on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:35 am

There is a nice chat of the same tree as well with an alternative style ( something like the one you suggested) at the european foroum.
Have a look
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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  Greg on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:36 pm

Here is an update

It was one of the trees discused during our last workshop with Graham.

we took the following actions

-The excess growth removed
-the fat straight branches near the base removed
-The unecessary dead wood removed and the rest was cleaned and refined
- a slight inclination to the left was necessary as well
- and finally a light wiring to the remaining new growth

see below the before and after photos

The last photo is a virtual showing our vision for this tree

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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  stavros on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:49 pm

i like it a lot!! thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up
a while ago you said i can come and pick it up, make it mine, remember?? Smile Smile Smile

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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  Greg on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:03 pm

stavros wrote:
a while ago you said i can come and pick it up, make it mine, remember?? Smile Smile Smile

I guess iam getting old, don't have a glue what are you talking about Cool

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Post  Savvas P. on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:20 pm

The prospects of this tree are great....it has a very nice base with dead wood,holes created by fire at some time....the shape is so unique..and what i like on all Grahams proposals is that he totally respected the work of nature and tried to build on that....Very nice Greg.

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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  stavros on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:21 pm

Greg wrote:
stavros wrote:
a while ago you said i can come and pick it up, make it mine, remember?? Smile Smile Smile

I guess iam getting old, don't have a glue what are you talking about Cool

go back a few posts my friend and your memory will be refreshed Smile Smile Smile Smile

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Post  Savvas P. on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:55 pm

He gave Greg a little hand....[img][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][/img]

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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  Greg on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:04 pm

stavros wrote:
Greg wrote:
stavros wrote:
a while ago you said i can come and pick it up, make it mine, remember?? Smile Smile Smile

I guess iam getting old, don't have a glue what are you talking about Cool

go back a few posts my friend and your memory will be refreshed Smile Smile Smile Smile

Oh.. I see what do you mean. I will give a name to this tree. It will be the "Stavros olive tree" Smile


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Re: Olive - styling ideas

Post  stavros on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:18 pm

Greg wrote:
stavros wrote:
Greg wrote:
stavros wrote:
a while ago you said i can come and pick it up, make it mine, remember?? Smile Smile Smile

I guess iam getting old, don't have a glue what are you talking about Cool

go back a few posts my friend and your memory will be refreshed Smile Smile Smile Smile

Oh.. I see what do you mean. I will give a name to this tree. It will be the "Stavros olive tree" Smile

Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

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