Oak trunk chop question

Joe_B

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Hello,

I’ve had this swamp oak for about 5 years and it only grows at the top. If I chop the trunk, about 10” up, will new shoots appear? Or, do I need to chop above a shoot at the top and work my way down over the years?

Joe
 

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Awesome. Chop chop it is. So happy, it now has potential.
 

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Hello,

I’ve had this swamp oak for about 5 years and it only grows at the top. If I chop the trunk, about 10” up, will new shoots appear? Or, do I need to chop above a shoot at the top and work my way down over the years?

Joe
Chop low
 

rollwithak

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Awesome. Chop chop it is. So happy, it now has potential.
Chop lower than the line you drew….. maybe?? Up to you! Your tree, your vision! I just think there’s not a ton of interesting features where you marked, just a long straight trunk! Let us know what you do! Good luck
 

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Joe_B

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Chop lower than the line you drew….. maybe?? Up to you! Your tree, your vision! I just think there’s not a ton of interesting features where you marked, just a long straight trunk! Let us know what you do! Good luck
Thanks! Yes, that was just a generic line, I’ll find the right place!
 

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