Buxus/Boxwood #4 tree progression (Poink88)

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Post  Russell Coker on Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:04 pm




As much is I agree with your very last sentence the rest of it sounds like apples to oranges to me.

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Re: Buxus/Boxwood #4 tree progression (Poink88)

Post  lordy on Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:10 pm

OK, so Dario, in your experience, how long will it take for the branches to give in to the guy wires and turnbuckles? Will they be "permanently" relocated in a year? Two?

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Post  Poink88 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:24 pm

lordy wrote:OK, so Dario, in your experience, how long will it take for the branches to give in to the guy wires and turnbuckles? Will they be "permanently" relocated in a year? Two?
I honestly cannot say for certain...the jacks and guy wires were installed about 8 months ago. The jacks are already removed and replaced by other guy wires. Where I removed the jacks, the bend seem to have already taken...to what degree I am not sure since I didn't let it relax long enough to see how much it will spring back. I plan on leaving the wires on for another 6 months (or around mid-spring time) before removing them.

Note that the turnbuckle is newly installed and is less than a month old so it will have to stay a bit longer than the rest. Maybe, it will be ready by spring 2014.

I also think that the jacks...due to the concentration of the stress/bend in that small/short area will set faster than the guy wires will. Guy wires spread the stress over longer length of branch and spring back is more likely. Weird but I believe physical damage actually forces the tree to heal and set to the new form faster. Please take this thought of mine with a grain of salt.

I will give the trees a year but if not yet set by then....hopefully in less than 2 they are.

One more thing, foliage volume and general health of the tree should play a role in set time also. The more lignin your tree produce and deposits...the faster the bends should set.

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