Hey guys, first-timer here! Been enjoying browsing both the video library and the forum!
I got on Mirai, because of their extensive resources on coastal redwoods, which otherwise doesn’t seem to be a much-discussed species in the community. I binged all videos regarding them and I’ve learned a ton! All plants worked on were very mature though and ready for styling. I suppose the best way to phrase my question is this: At what point in the trees development does all the pinching and pruning start?
My particular specimen is very young, the trunk is just starting to lignify. I’m practically growing it from scratch and I’m wondering, whether it’s hands-off for a few years or whether I should begin influencing the structure of the tree early on. The tree characteristically grows very long slinky branches, so much so, that all except for the highest ones are hanging down almost vertically and growing secondaries horizontally.
I’ll attach a few pictures for reference. I’ve already gathered, pot and soil aren’t ideal for this stage, I’ll put it in a growing pot with regular nursery soil in spring.
Thank you in advance!