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Euonymous - Burning Bush 3 years 5 months ago #39728

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Thought I would share with you a process that I started in 2014,=. From a stump laying about in a tree nursery, to something that is getting near a tree..

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Euonymous - Burning Bush 3 years 5 months ago #39730

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nice tree! good job on the nebari.
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Euonymous - Burning Bush 3 years 5 months ago #39732

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Good!

Can you give a short description what you had in mind with the tree, what options did you choose and why?

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Euonymous - Burning Bush 3 years 5 months ago #39737

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Hi there LB,

Great progression for this tree. That said, I do have one question though... What is the purpose of those 3 long growing upwards branches at the left side of the tree? I´m sure that is not a random feature right now... Please, elaborate on that :whistle:

Thanks in advance,

Alain

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Euonymous - Burning Bush 3 years 5 months ago #39762

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Madartej21 wrote: Can you give a short description what you had in mind with the tree, what options did you choose and why?

As you can tell from the first picture.. What I started off with was a bare stump. I just planted it, and hopes for buds, which I let grow freely to establish roots. After the first year, I trimmed back the your growth, and cut the stumps back to the lowest new growth on the trunk. I was at the time hoping it would close the cuts. Which it does not (I have less than half a cm of bark over the cuts now)

This plant is wired while the branches are a few weeks old. That is the point where they are flexible and allow smooth bends. So now I am focussing on the primary and secondary branches, as well as the roots.

alainleon1983 wrote: Hi there LB,

Great progression for this tree. That said, I do have one question though... What is the purpose of those 3 long growing upwards branches at the left side of the tree? I´m sure that is not a random feature right now... Please, elaborate on that

I use those to fatten up the bases of the branches. As wound close badly, I wo not want to go the cutting back rout. Rather I use sacrifice branches for 1-2 years each and remove them. Hopeing these cuts will heal better. But I do not know the species well..
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Euonymous - Burning Bush 3 years 5 months ago #39767

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leatherback wrote: I use those to fatten up the bases of the branches. As wound close badly, I wo not want to go the cutting back rout. Rather I use sacrifice branches for 1-2 years each and remove them. Hopeing these cuts will heal better. But I do not know the species well..


Great! Thank you for the explanation LB... I knew they couldn´t be a fortuitous feature. I´ve learned something new today.

Alain

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Euonymous - Burning Bush 3 years 5 months ago #39801

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When is a good time to choose leader and remove other unwanted branches?

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Euonymous - Burning Bush 3 years 5 months ago #39804

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Madartej21 wrote: When is a good time to choose leader and remove other unwanted branches?


The moment you have clippers in your hand.
Honestly, I do not know. I work my trees yearround, in order to get finished. So in some cases I make mistakes (I only have one flower in my Syringa microphylla this year). But most of the time I trim when it fits me. So it could be now (I trimmed this one last week) but alse in the middle of winter. (I have die-back on a large carpinus due to winterwork).

In general I would guess, trimming of deciduous species is better with rising sap, so late winter/early spring up to July so you get quick recovery & backbudding & growth. Then I avoid it untill after mid-winter. (Except for my carpinus..)

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Euonymous - Burning Bush 1 year 11 months ago #53746

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Still developing this one.. With each passing year it gets denser, branches get more taper and the wounds close another mm. One day this will become convincing. I hope.

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Euonymous - Burning Bush 6 months 1 week ago #67509

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Getting towards time for a pot..

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