Queen of the Nuts
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- South East of Cols. OH
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Really nice, Judy. You may have posted this tree previously and I missed it; however, would you share a little of the history of this tree. I really like it a lot. Thanks.Finished the beech wiring, thought I'd share. Waiting for the new pot to come from Lang pots at months end. So excited to see how the new pot works out with it.
certainly an improvementEric, here you go, what do you think?
I have to say, that I think the difference though not dramatic, does clean up the image nicely, and will pay off later doing all the little ones now. I really like the crown far better now that I've brought it down and shaped it. Thanks for the suggestions.
This I know well,(the thin skin)- I wrapped any wire that was possible to do loosely and still get a bend. Still, I know that when I partial defoliate for bud selection this summer, I'll have to take all of it off at that point. I shoulda started this one earlier in the winter, but work got in the way... Next year I'll make a point of it. I'm hoping that since this one is always my last tree to leaf out, that I'll still get some hold from the current wiring.certainly an improvement
you'll have to watch the tree and unwire it as soon as it looks like its going to start biting... beeches have "thin skin" and will mark easily... then you can rewire next winter .... BVF has mentioned defoliating beeches (which i didn't know would work) which is something you might want to think about in a few years .... which would give you two wiring options ...
Nice work and the tree is looking good.
Do you use the terminal bud removal technique on it? I've get one that I'm going to try it on later this winter after reading about it.
That's a fall defoliation, done to force the tree to develop more buds in the fall, but not giving them enough time to open...similar to what you can do with black pines. Only done on healthy beeches...more info is here.BVF has mentioned defoliating beeches (which i didn't know would work) which is something you might want to think about in a few years ....