Backbudding on Yew

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Backbudding on Yew

Post  Michael T on Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:59 am

I have a large old yew with foilage all on the tips. I'm trying to encourage backbudding on old wood. I've pruned back hard for two years and not much progress. This the third year.

Would it help to clean off the flakier loose bark on the old trunks to encourage better backbudding?

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Post  Kev Bailey on Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:52 am

Hard pruning should induce backbudding, as long as the tree is well established in its pot. Feeding it heavily and applying some lime also helps. You could clean off flaky bark if you want, but I wouldn't think that it inhibits budding.

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Post  fredknobloch on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:45 pm

It's easy- remove all old needles on bark that has turned brown. Some experts say go even further; up into the green bark

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