Hemlock Help Needed

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Hemlock Help Needed

Post  mesabax on Mon May 30, 2011 3:25 am

Can anyone help a hemlock rookie out? This is a hemlock I collected with a permit about 7-8 years ago on the Olympic Peninsula. I just moved this tree from a grow flat (where I let it recuperate for way too long) to an oversized training pot. It seems very happy and has put out lots of new growth. I'm realizing however that I really don't understand the proper way to further refine a hemlock. Should all the new green growth be removed in order to promote a second flush of more refined growth or should just the tips be removed to promote tighter more dense growth. It doesn't seem like back budding really happens. I'm trying to develop foliage pads closer to the trunk...and I'm not doing very good. This is the tree after I removed the tips of the new growth and some full "candles" today. (I know their not really candles)



Oh and it used to have an apex. If your bored and would like to know what happened to that see:

http://bonsainut.com/forums/showthre...ight=transient

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Post  mesabax on Mon May 30, 2011 3:40 am


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