Hello, I grow juglans nigra from nuts sewn in pots. At the end of the first...

Asked July 1, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

Hello, I grow juglans nigra from nuts sewn in pots. At the end of the first season I plant out and cut the sapling down to the base. The thinking is it produces a stronger straighter tree. Is this merely heretical European backwardness? Its your tree,what's your position please. Although I'm an amateur l raise many sorts of tree for pro bona distribution, thanking you in anticipation, Steve storey

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Unless there is some reason you are cutting the sapling down to the base (say, because of damage by deer or some other wildlife), you are actually not doing the tree any favors. And actually the union between the basal sprout and the root system will be weaker than the straight-line (and natural) connection created by Mother Nature.I hope you found this information helpful.

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