Author Topic: bougi planning  (Read 2508 times)

rsw

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bougi planning
« on: March 06, 2011, 12:50 PM »
Got two large bougi stumps just as they were ripped up in front of my office. Have seen some impressive bare root projects and am slowly working on the new trees.
One of the two has had a bit more work and I am looking for some suggestions on the larger branches. I like the new angle and am thinking of making the long lead branch into a jin, plus or minus with a live branch from the current smaller tip. What to do however with the larger front/side branch? Don't think I want to take it all off.
Suggestions please.
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: bougi planning
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 01:25 PM »
I prefer to not do to much to a collected tree, even a tropical, the first year. Even branches and leaves that you are sure you don't want, will help to grow new roots. If you let all the branches grow, then the summer of next year you will have a bigger selection to choose keepers from. The second tree, I think I might have planted it more upright. Larry