How well does Yew back bud?

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How well does Yew back bud?

Post  Halo on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:26 pm

I was just after some advise on yew, I found a great trunked yew today in a local trade nursery.

It has a really good taper from about 4 inch across to 2 inch across in about 8 inch of height. At the 8 inch point there are loads of branches of about 3rd of an inch in thickness. I think it will make a good bonsai but I'm worried about the 4 foot above the 8 inch point that I'll need to cut off. lol

Can I get away with cutting that much off the top of a Yew? How well do they back bud? And if I did do it can it be done this time of year?

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How well does Yew back bud?

Post  will baddeley on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:34 pm

Hello Halo. Yews bud back extremely easily and I have collected many Yew tree stumps with no apparent foliage. The following season buds will pop everywhere on the trunk.

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Re: How well does Yew back bud?

Post  Halo on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:42 pm

Cheers Will. Shall get my self back down there tomorrow. I've never seen such good taper on a yew and every where else round here they cost the same as this one is for just sapling. I'll take some photos and upload them when I get it. Very Happy

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Re: How well does Yew back bud?

Post  RKatzin on Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:19 am

Hi Halo, here's a pic of one such stump I came across on a logged off site. It is 8" across the top and was cut well below the lowest live limb. I believe this is two seasons after the logging was done and the tree is doing well on its own. This is a Pacific Yew, Taxus brevifolia.

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