hey a few questions about when to shape and how to (if i even should) try to force back budding and maintain a certain height. i know i want to mostly let it run wild to gain that thickness but i guess is controlling the apex necessary during development.
back budding should i try to increase that during development
when is the appropriate time to start shaping the main structure (i live in Fresno California growing zone 9b)
more specifically controlling the height of a coastal redwood
and when to shape a valley oak (native to where i live easier care)
backbuding ive never been 100% on maybe i should try to find some videos
thank you hopefully this will help me produce quality trees for the decades ahead