How long after the the tree becomes energy positive will it restore the reserves it used for the growth it just pushed out? Not looking for a specific amount of time, just rough idea.
From the streams, tree return to an energy positive state when the new growth hardens off. It also seems like a tree has enough resources for maybe 3 pushes of growth in a season (deciduous). But when it becomes energy positive it’s reserves will be less then where it started when it started adding growth.
The reason for the question is that we went from early spring to mid-summer in the matter of a week and have an Japanese Maple in development that got sun scorch. It has budded up again in early/mid August and is pushing new growth. I fertilized it, hoping there is enough time for it to grow, harden off, and restore its reserves before fall.
I am in Denver, so looking at about 8 weeks before it would normally drop it’s leaves.