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Sequoia burl controls

Posted by houstonpat 9a (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 27, 12 at 12:52

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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RE: Sequoia burl controls

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.

RE: Sequoia burl controls

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.

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