I know Ryan advocated against this, I'm kinda in the same boat, though you do get results with it
yeah I don't know i'm really on the fence about it. I've done it but since I've heard Ryan preaching against it I'm rethinking how I got about it.Yes I am well aware Gigs. I have used this technique for almost two decades with no losses but respect opposing views. I exercise caution in all cases and avoid it altogether on certain maple cultivars and species such as beech. Regardless, this is something everyone should use their own judgment on. Without question, any tree that is even remotely weak should never be defoliated.
Out of interest what does Ryan say on this subject? I personally for each pair, cut one leaf off and the other in half.
Nice photos, you're showing us the bits that make the tree so cool. I really like the varied ground cover with this tree, it's quite appealing. Can I ask why you didn't do any cutbacks at this time?
Beautiful work Sergio. I'm curious, how many flushes of growth each season do you get on your Amur's.