Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Taxus Pruning

A couple of days ago I gave the "windswept" Taxus a good pruning to improve the structure and begin building the foliage pads.


I am not currently very happy with the top third of the tree. It appears quite tall and spindly and is lacking in taper. I am thinking of growing a new leader to replace the apex, creating better taper and denser branching.

Back of tree.
I don't think I have posted a photo of the back of the tree for a while. The deadwood here is quite extensive now and is beginning to take on an aged patina.

Deadwood detail.

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