Sunday, June 22, 2008

European hornbeam and beech defoliation

Fagus sylvatica and Carpinus betulus



4 comments:

Nils Arne said...

Hi Walter
Do you defoliate the same year as repotting or wait another year?

Is defoliation only for developed trees or can trees in training also benefit from it?

Nils

Walter Pall said...

Nils,

one should ONLY defoliate a vey strong tree. A recently repotted tree in general is not strong enough for defoliation.
I only defoliate a tree in the refinement stage. Before that it should grow.

Walter

Marko said...

Hi Walter

One very serious question: are you choosing the day for particular work (collecting, defoliating, repotting)according to the moon calendar ?

Have a nice day.
Marko

Walter Pall said...

Marko,

absolutel not. I think this is nonsense. But if it makes you happy, fine with me.

Walter