Sequoia burl controls

houstonpat(9a)February 27, 2012

I've grown tired of continuously cutting off the sprouts from my Sequoia's burl. The tree is about 12 years old. Cultivar is 'Soquel' It apparently has a burl just below the soil. Sprouts continuously arise off the burl. Does anyone have experiance with what would happen if I just let them develope?

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georgeinbandonoregon(z9 OR)

left alone the burl sprouts will likely form a "forest" of many stems resembling a giant bush.---if that's not what you need or want, you can consider periodically pruning off the sprouts or getting rid of the tree you have and starting with a new tree. good luck.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 9:18PM
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houstonpat(9a)

Thanks George. Actually I gashed my hand trying to cut the sprouts below ground level. Well, I think I'm going to just let em grow and once a year shear back the sprouts to ground level. Not really looking for the large bush effect. Maybe I'll try a rooted sprout as an offset.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 10:54PM
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