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Trident maple forest defoliation - round 2

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MatsuBonsai:
This is the 2nd year for multiple defoliation for this trident forest.  I didn't get any pictures of the 3 rounds last year, or the first round this year.  Tonight I decided it was time for the 2nd defoliation this year.  The first was a light defoliation and trim back in mid April.  This round was a little more aggressive.  In early to mid June will be the final round, with nearly every leaf removed, except for the smallest and weakest areas.

Pictures are before and after.  Sorry for the poor background.

plantmanky:
Looking good there John!!!!!  Give it a few more years and you'll have one fine forest.

Randy

MatsuBonsai:
Thanks Randy.  This one is the wife's, I'm just the caretaker.  ;)  

She put the forest together during Rendezvous back in 2006.

plantmanky:

--- Quote from: MatsuBonsai on May 16, 2011, 07:42 PM ---Thanks Randy.  This one is the wife's, I'm just the caretaker.  ;)  

She put the forest together during Rendezvous back in 2006.

--- End quote ---

hmmmmm, curious why she isn't doing the defoliation under the watchful eye of the caretaker!!!!!!  I know all about being a caretaker! lol  been there done that!!!!

Randy

Larry Gockley:
Looking good John, but believe me, I don't envy your responsibility as caretaker. One question comes to mine. What do you believe to bring on the most reduction in leaf size, multiple defoliations, or a massive increase in ramification. And that said, does defoliation bring on just smaller leaves, or does it back bud also?  Larry

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