All I needed to do today was to wire some of the branches in the crown, which if you look closely you’ll see I did. I’ll be trimming these branches within a couple of weeks, to keep them from getting too thick (they’ll do their best to try). At that point I’ll also consider pruning the new leader. I expect additional growth through the remainder of the growing season, which should allow me to complete the basic structure of this tree. Starting next year, it’s just pinching and developing ramification.
Let me know what you think of this progression. Have you ever seen one quite so fast?
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