Last week I defoliated this very large Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum). Not surprisingly, the tree is already showing new buds. The wiring needed to be done now!

Here’s the step by step work I did on this tree. When you defoliate any tree, it gives you the opportunity to clearly see how your design is working. This allows you to strategically prune, wire and shape the branches of your tree in order to accomplish (or sometimes change) your design plan.

Not quite enough recording time on that first video, but the work was mostly done. Here’s my final commentary.

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