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Making trees

Posted by Emperor on 31 Dec 2015, 19:01

I noticed somewhere how someone said that a good model tree can be made from preserved root of some trees... Now I wonder can it be made by putting root of a tree into a mold and create a many casts of tree root ? I doubt it will end up good, but maybe someone can try... It is crazy enough so maybe it can work... :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Jan 2016, 10:37

In my opinion too complicated (if not impossible for small fine branches). And way more expensive than digging some real roots - that way every tree you made stays unique as real trees shoud be.
If you want (and have extra money) try to find tree armatures from Woodland Scenics. They're practical but not so realistic.
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Posted by Paul on 01 Jan 2016, 12:42

If you can find them, pull up small saplings of Birch/Beach (10-15cm´s tall)from a sandy soil..the root Systems will be very fine due to the sandy soil. Wash any soil off, let dry and spray with hairspray (any type) or, if anyone is getting rid of a box hedge (Buxus sempervirens or any of the variants of it) take the roots of that and treat them as above.
Or..if possible, dig around any Maple or birch trees (the area just outside the area covered by the canopy) that are planted in a loamy soil (not heavy clay)..there will be tons of small fibrous roots..and taking a few from a small area won´t do the tree any harm.

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Posted by Emperor on 01 Jan 2016, 14:55

Well I asked because I wasn't sure it can be done so I want to eliminate that option...I am sure that small branches of root will not turn out good...Never the less that was just a theory that is now eliminated...
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Posted by Paul on 01 Jan 2016, 15:16

Emperor wrote:.I am sure that small branches of root will not turn out good......

Why not ? ..The Video Shows that they do and without trying (and it does work) you won´t know
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Posted by Emperor on 01 Jan 2016, 15:19

Well I don't actually have a mold...
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Posted by Paul on 02 Jan 2016, 10:36

Where, in the Video, does he use a mold?
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Posted by Emperor on 02 Jan 2016, 12:19

Well forget it people...I will buy a Noch trees...
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