There was utter chaos for months here with the new deck and shed projects .. stir in the added heart stopper, of deleting almost all of April's photos by the idiot I was that day, trying to "clean up" files.
So now there is a gap in the sequence of how my Sumac follows through with my drastic pruning methods .. but here is what I have been able to retrieve ...
Some days have such a gray cast, the colour is washed out .. so many rain days .. welcomed but pictures lose their vibrancy sadly.
Yes .. there is a bit of a "bump' in the last pictures because I wanted to include the "horns" beginning. Once it starts to grow from its short "feathered leaves" it GROWS : )
The overall point is .. YES .. it is a drastic technique .. YES, you will most likely NEVER see another Sumac grown and pruned this way .. it started out as an experiment and I loved the final results and the finale with Autumn's explosion of colour and texture, between the foliage and the berry horns. It is a special love in my garden : )