Janurary 2015 – IBA Newsletter

Jan15Gary Wood performed a major restyling of a Garden Juniper belonging to the Des Moines Botanical Garden. The tree is 59 years old basis DMBG records. Observing the tree showed it had a long straight section of deadwood with a live vein alongside it. Junipers are known for movement of their trunks and limbs, so a straight section is a drawback to this tree. Also, the tree had two major masses of foliage that were not working together. Each distracted the observer’s eye from the overall image of the tree.