This is a Coast Redwood collected from the ashes of the Beechworth fires back in 2008 . I estimate the tree would have been around 4 m high before the fires . The thick bark on the trunk only saved the base , which was enough to work my magic on .
Redwoods sucker up very well , sometimes too well .This particular 1 had around 10 little trunks sprouting , however the thick foliage that occurs on these tree was the deciding factor to reduce it to a twin trunk clump style retaining the stump to incorporate it into the finished style . Some of the softer shoot have yet to be placed , spring pegs will be attached until they are firm enough to wire .All in all another good looking trainer . I will allow it to settle before carving and potting up over the coming weeks . Cheers Alpinebonsart