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Taking off bigger things that won't trigger much except a healthier remaining.

For taper.
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Unwired.

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Biting in a bit yeah?20190630_091031.jpg
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We'll see how that went in fall.

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2 years ago, I removed tip needles to see what happens, it slowed spring growth considerably. Though I pruned this years test you can see in the top right, the slow bud between the 2 green tufts. Those few needles missing is enough to cause a good balancing. As those buds are near identical in strength and activity as the lower buds.

This early fall, after buds are identifiably set, I will purposefully remove between one and 4 rows of needles to see if I can fully balance it. Along with the usual bit of drastic removal,which is becoming less drastic, as it moves into this place of initial set structure.

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