On going saga of building a Burr Oak tree. The intent is to place the oak behind the Inn as seen in the photo. I have far less room behind the Inn than I thought. This is going to have to be a 1/4 tree in order to fit. As you can tell by the building this is a big tree. But is is sitting about 6 inches higher than it really is.
Concepts are one thing the actual build is another. A couple of things about using the sedum heads. I really like the branching the heads have, but I really do not "care" for how flat the heads are. As a trial, I used shrink tubing (white) to slip over the wire branches with the sedum stems inserted. This allowed me to add multiple branches to a single wire. I did not heat shrink them, but will probably buy black tubing and use those to hold everything in place while final gluing. An easier way to do this would be with poly fiber. That method is OK, but I think the leaves get too dense making the tree too dense. Maybe the sea foam armatures are the way to go after all.
Another thought - if I were to do a "puff ball" tree line background, these would work really well planted in a foam backer.
As for looks, I think the tree above the roof line needs to be no more than the total height of the Inn and maybe just the height of the second floor and roof. Basically remove the bottom branches and shorten the entire tree. What do you think?