Hi folks. Jonas’ recent post on Korean hornbeams budding prolifically at the base of branches and around wounds got me thinking: I’ve read that new growth near a wound can help it heal faster, but eventually you have to remove that sacrifice branch. Seems like one could be perpetually pruning the same spot. Is there a rule of thumb for how large to let this sort of sacrifice growth get? I think it would work well on my elms, alders and birches, which like to bud in this way.