Ramification, you mean? I'm working on that.I think you need more branching in the top, and in general.
The cascade needs more movement as well.
Well, the answer is "I don't know ".With a cascade in training, would there be any benifit in keeping the tree at an angle, so the plant thinks it's growing upwards?
But I have to ponder if that wouldn't actually delay corking there, making the RT worse.Very base has reverse taper. Suggesstion is to wrap tightly down into soil(just reverse section)with wire and leave in tree.
@garywood Thanks for the tips! Good point about the sacrifice branch to improve taper, I hope it works with this trunk.The hanging branch and the vertical branch opposite is the future tree. The extension from that point can be used for sacrifice to thicken and improve bark. A couple of years of good growing and it will be a nice little tree.
@Potawatomi13 Let me see if I understood it right. Are you suggesting a torniquet around the lower trunk and then bury it? Have you tried it?Very base has reverse taper. Suggesstion is to wrap tightly down into soil(just reverse section)with wire and leave in tree.
Amen! "First ever" is always goal!
I would not recommend using this technique. The change where the reverse taper occurs is the graft union. This is a young tree, likely no more than 2 or 3 years from bring grafted. The union is brittle. Attempting to apply wire at that point runs the risk of cracking, breaking or separating the graft union. Graft unions will superficially heal the first year, but they often will not be completely fused for upwards of 10 years. Do not try this wire technique, as you will have a high probability of killing your tree.Very base has reverse taper. Suggesstion is to wrap tightly down into soil(just reverse section)with wire and leave in tree. Will expand and make more interesting. Make coils slightly farther apart as present wrap too close together. Ideas for adding movement NOW good advise.
@Leo in N E Illinois - Thanks for the very useful info. That was my feeling also, so I'll go slowly with this one.I would not recommend using this technique. Do not try this wire technique, as you will have a high probability of killing your tree. Do not be too aggressive with applying techniques.