thoughts on deliberate 'mistakes'
Has this ever been discussed before? (I don't frequent this forum)
I have a Poliothyrsis sinensis and a Quercus X turneri that were planted next to each other when very small. With the intention of moving one or the other at some point. As so often happens, they escaped my attention and are now about 9' high...but only 3-4' apart at the base. I was thinking of moving the Poliothyrsis in late fall, but it's going to be a huge chore to dig it out. I thought to myself...in "real" nature, this sort of thing happens. 2 different trees have to develop right next to one another. Does every garden planting have to have the perfect spacing? Now thinking I could just prune the Poliothyrsis, which tends to be a bit spindly anyhow, to "lean" a bit to the SE, while the oak is already on SW trajectory. Problem might be that the Poliothrysis is growing much faster, and Q. X turneri is known to be notorious slow in its first couple decades. But the Q. X turneri has a larger potential size with maturity, whenever that happens.