Trunk Chop SOS

graycamMay 8, 2009

Hi,

I live in the Pacific Northwest.

I did a trunk chop of a Japanese Maple in late winter (march). So far no new buds have sprouted out of the chopped trunk. Trunk still seems green when scratched.

Am I out of luck, or can I still expect new growth to emerge on the trunk later this spring / summer?

Thanks.

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hortus_custodis(7)

If it is an older tree it may take a few more weeks. It is still rather cool in your part of the world, give it time.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2009 at 1:08PM
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beachplant(9b)

I'm in the south and a Jap. Maple that is in a pot has just started to bud out. The other one sprouted and is in full foliage. They will eventually get chopped for bonsai. I would plant them in the yard but I live with a bonsai guy. It's a battle, will I get it in the yard before he gets it in a bonsai container?
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2009 at 11:42AM
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