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Post  macko2310 on Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:25 pm

Hello
I want to ask how you would cut this tree
I do not know how to shape it

well thank you Very Happy









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Re: Olea Europaea

Post  AlainK on Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:35 pm

If you live in the part of Slovakia which is on the southern side of the Black Sea, there shouldn't be any problem trimming it back hard to two leaves on each branch.
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Post  Vitusus on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:01 pm

AlainK wrote:If you live in the part of Slovakia which is on the southern side of the Black Sea, there shouldn't be any problem trimming it back hard to two leaves on each branch.

You should put the "Sarcasm alert" somewhere into your post, for a short moment I found myself wondering which part of Slovakia lies South of the Black sea Very Happy


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Post  AlainK on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:19 pm

Oops, sorry.

Did some search about Bulgaria for one of my friends (Michel Ivanoff, 3rd generation French), and got mixed up, sorry.

Well, I hope you bear me no grudge: my grandparents on both sides were from Zakopane, Poland, just across the border, harsh winters, lots of snow, ground frosted for months. We're almost akin, aren't we?  Wink

As for your tree, like any other tree, I'd cut the upper branches to the first two leaves, the middle ones to two knots, and select two or three branches in the lower part that I would let grow freely for one season before thinking of any other pruning.

Ospravedlňujeme sa za trochu sarkastickú poznámku, neberie to zle...  Embarassed
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Post  Vitusus on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:52 pm

No harm done, AlainK and I hope that basically your advice holds true as from what I see on the picture, macko2310 has the tree indoor, so the temperature would be similar to the one South of the Black sea Wink

I know you have the Polish ancestors, and you are right, I am not far away from Zakopane (actually some 200 km) and I am located a bit further to the North than Zakopane but it is located much higher, so the winters are much harsher there in the Tatra mountains.

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Post  AlainK on Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:34 pm

I'll be visiting the region again when I retire : been there once, in 1985, and fell in love with the mountains. Not much of the family left after the 1940s, but a nice place.

Might cross the border to share a drink if I survive till then Wink
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Re: Olea Europaea

Post  macko2310 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:36 pm

Boys Slovakia is a mountainous landscape.
Poland is about 400 km away from us.
In the summer there is around 35 ° C.
During winter, at most -15 but at least around 0 ° C

I have olive in the interior. I'd probably leave her on the shohin stall.
but I do not know ..
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Re: Olea Europaea

Post  BrendanR on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:35 am

I agree with the advice to cut back. But I would also wire the branches now while they are soft and moveable. As olive branches mature they become difficult to bend.

That means you have to decide what basic shape you want for this olive so that you can get the branches pointing in the right direction.

I suspect an informal upright (ok, that's what I call anything I can't properly describe) is the way to go. So lowest branches flat or slightly drooping. Mid branches flat or slightly raised.


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Re: Olea Europaea

Post  macko2310 on Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:50 pm

That's exactly what I did

now I'll be waiting . Smile

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Re: Olea Europaea

Post  BrendanR on Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:52 pm

Pictures?

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Post  macko2310 on Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:59 pm

That should be the way it should be
the branches are in different sides
give a suggestion how to do it better
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Re: Olea Europaea

Post  BrendanR on Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:54 pm

I'd cut back the branches in the top third to about 2 or 3 pairs of leaves at most. But wait until early spring.

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Post  macko2310 on Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:34 am

well thank you

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