In early July, this tree’s primary branches were wired. Interestingly, since they were wired up and out, so each had a place in the sunshine, the tree responded with rapid growth. In about 3 weeks, it became necessary to remove the wires.
Wired on 7/14:
3 weeks later:
Wires removed, and the primary branches were shortened…significantly:
We should have enough growing season remaining to make 2 more rounds of growing and clipping…