The Mayumi (Japanese spindle tree), which I wired in the end of February, is growing well. But the wire is now biting into the trunk of Mayumi. I believe the form is already fixed, so I decided to remove the wire.
This is the worst one, but the wire is biting the trunk so deeply. Really wish to remove the wire, not snapping the trunk off… This is the another one. Still looks ok but the wire seems to start biting the trunk. So, I decided to remove all the wires of the spindle trees.
How to remove the wire
When remove the wire, usually you cut the wire into small pieces, not “rewind” it. but since the wire is biting the trunk deeply, it is almost impossible to cut the wire. So I cut the wire where I could and removed (“rewinded”) the wire.
I cut the wire where I could and rewinded the wire. the trunk looks thick enough, but not quite thick and weak under the wire. I did this procedure quite carefully.
Half done. I was quite nervous 🙂
Done!! As you see there’s big crack in the trunk. It might not be recovered, but it could be a character of this tree.
I removed the wire of all the spindle trees in the same way. This one looks fine, looks almost no crack.
This one looks fine, too. I noticed that the trunk under the branch appeared in the trunk gets fatter very fast. The surface of the trunk is getting white, looks like becoming a “tree”.
What to do next
I decided to keep it so far, in order to make the trunk fatter and not noticeable.
As I removed the wire, the shape of the tree gets to the original a little bit. However the trees are well and enough shaped.