I have a nursery stock Norway spruce that I am planning on doing the initial repot this spring, and then wait til fall or next spring to do the styling/ wiring. I want to turn the top of the dead into deadwood, as I’ve seen Ryan do in a couple videos but I don’t want to overtax the tree right after a repot.
Is deadwood creation similar to a major cut “energy-wise” for the tree? Meaning will the tree devote a lot of resources trying to “heal” the deadwood? I am wondering if I can make the deadwood right away, or if I should wait until the initial styling.