Five weeks ago I cut back and wired a coast redwood. Even though it’s mid-November, the tree is filling in quickly and some of the wires are already beginning to cut in.
Coast redwood – 5 weeks after wiring and cutback
The main goals of cutback and wiring are to ensure that light gets into the tree’s interior and to stimulate new shoots.
The new growth appeared throughout the tree – near the trunk, along existing branches and at the branch tips.
New buds emerging next to a cut branch
New buds at the branch tips
New buds emerging from the trunk
Once these shoots elongate a bit I’ll repeat the process of thinning and wiring. Now, however, it’s time to remove the wires that starting to cut in.
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