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Tip of the Week  #2

Welcome to our next installment of  "Tips Of The Week".

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Interested in past articles? There's a list at the bottom of the page.

Planning a forest planting? Here are a few tips to remember.

1)-When using less then ten trees, always use odd numbers.

2)-Pick trees that you would NEVER consider for a single bonsai. The "ugly duckling" makes the best forest tree. Some desireable qualities are:

A)-Straight trunks.

B)-Unbalanced branching.

C)-Generally uninteresting shapes.

3)-Pick trees with different sized trunks.

4)-Put the thickest trunks to the front, thinest to the back. It makes the forest look deeper.

5)-Trim the canopy of the forest as if it was a single tree.

There are many other points to the creation of a good forest planting. There are, however, few projects that are as rewarding as a good forest planting. Consider trying one. If you need more information, there have been many good articles written about forest plantings. We offer a 1 hour video on forest planting if you would prefer your instruction "live". The main thing is to give it a shot. You'll be glad you did.

Interested in past articles? Click for your choice below.

#1-Things to do in the spring

#3-Planning a trimming schedule

#4-Trimming Japanese Maples (And other trees with opposing Buds)

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