Metasequoia buds and branches
To my knowledge, metasequoia produces branches (which overwinter) and branchLETS which are essentially an analog to a compound leaf and are shed with the foliage in fall.
How do I tell which is which on a seedling. On the attached photo of one of my 4 month old seedlings, you see the trunk, a "branch", but there are buds both in the axial of individual needles along the trunk, but also right under the branch/branchlet. So is this branch on the left side an actual BRANCH, or will it be shed this fall?