Bald cypress. One year after trunk chop. Very heavy big boy. Fence is 6 foot. All the trees I have posted are not in my back yard were my favorites live. These are projects including the oak in the front yard. View attachment 32004
Most of the chops were done at the beginning of the year or in the last few weeks on these projects, so ill report back at another point, but in my experience Beech dont always callus very well. so with that in mind, any scars you make are better off as a feature....
the shari on this one was done by a rabbit, or die back while it was in the field....some will find it repulsive, but i like it and have chosen this for the front of the tree
or try and make chops unobtrusive and in between more than one point of growth, callus will definitely form quicker on more vigorous parts of the tree
i just had a look at one of the beeches posted above and there is some callus starting to form already, this wound was made a month ago, you can tell when callus is beginning to form because it causes a split on the edge of the cut paste
This grafted juniper was thrown from its bench last December and partially torn from its pot during the oak tree debacle of 2017. Many branches were bent or broken and the lowest graft was broken and twisted, most of the foliage lost, and essentially detached, though wire kept it from being completely removed. Well, it’s recovering well... and the dropped branch lives on!!!
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That’s a nice tree but I think you are letting those pads become too big, branches also will become too think like that, I would prefer to see this with smaller pads. Something like this
But also a bit closer to the trunk by pulling them down more
Japanese was tree, inside these branches is pure evil