So the question is when can I trunk-chop? Is the timing the same as repotting? Mainly interested in the timing for G. Biloba, Acers and P. Thunbergii
I tend to make larger cuts when the tree is growing so it can begin healing. Exactly how and when - and where - is determined by the specifics of the desired result.
I’m thinking of something like this:
It’s not about removing a sacrificebranch but to build a trunk
I wasn’t happy with the result so I gave all of the maples away. It’s possible that with a lot of care and a lot of growth that I could have made something from the trees, but making big cuts on maples is generally not a great way to develop them.
Some of the problems:
- scars large and may not heal
- change in taper not always natural
- lower part of trunk is too straight
- planting at angle difficult because roots emerged at right angles