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A Table Shaped Tree

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  • londonstanlondonstan Posts: 13
    (I do not own a giraffe)
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,913
    I find hawthorn is pretty vandal proof.  They don't like it up em , Mr Mannering.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    We also have a local nursery that specialises in Niwaki, or cloud pruning.    So you could do that with little staggered tables.....
  • londonstanlondonstan Posts: 13
    I find hawthorn is pretty vandal proof.  They don't like it up em , Mr Mannering.
    I'm guessing that means I can kinda strip away from the base if I needed. Is there a particular type I should start with to get my desired shape? Do some naturally grow into treelike shapes and others into more bush like shapes? Are their faster growing varieties?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,647
    I hope you're in this for the long haul?
    It'll take many , many years to get a young tree and train it to the shape you're looking for.
    Devon.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 4,057
    Maybe instead of trying to contort a tree into a table shape, go for a tree that naturally has a broad canopy or a weeping tree? There is a fab weeping willow in a municipal play area near me that has a bench under it’s shade for weary parents. No giraffe required.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 23,569
    Londonstan - I did mention giraffes!

    You could, of course, just install a platform on tall legs.  Instant table.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • londonstanlondonstan Posts: 13
    Maybe an Acacia (giraffes favourite food) and I could act at as the giraffe.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,843
    I hope you’re  a very man Stan you’ll wait years to achieve something like your imagining.😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,925
    Go for the bonsai version. It'll still take years but you can take it with you whenever you move house.
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