Tightening the Wires

After cutting the wire about 12 to 18 inches longer than the length of the espalier, one end is crimped around a screw.Wire crimp1

Wire crimp 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the wire is threaded through the posts the first end is screwed in about an inch below the hole. Then another loop is crimped around a screw at the other end, after cutting the wire to allow only about 8 inches.Wire screw 3

The second end is screwed in at a 45 degree angle. The wire should have some spring to it, tight, but not too tight, after it is screwed in.Wire screw 4

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