Trees not branching

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Trees not branching

Postby ozfoxton » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:04 pm

I have a couple of rain trees about 4 to 5 metres tall and neither of them has formed any branches yet. I have given them a talking to and told them they have until the end of this month or branch .... or else.
I am worried about them blowing over if they grow too much taller, already one is starting to develop a lean. I know they grow into a large tree.
I was thinking of cutting the top off them to encourage branching - any views?
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Re: Trees not branching

Postby abwal » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:18 am

Lopping them will make them branch.
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Re: Trees not branching

Postby bubba louie » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:59 am

Which Rain Tree? Common names are confusing.
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Re: Trees not branching

Postby ozfoxton » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:46 pm

Bubba Louie: It is a Samanea saman - large tree with leaves that fold up with rain and at night. We have a few acres so have the room.

Abwal: thought lopping might be the answer. I'll give them till the end of the month to start branching on their own, if not will get the ladder and lop them close to the top.

Told my banana tree the other week it would face the axe if it did not soon produce fruit - it did the trick and within a week the flower bud appeared LOL. Hopefully the rain trees were listening to me as well.
Does anyone else talk to their plants? :oops:
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Re: Trees not branching

Postby Tini » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:49 pm

Yes, but I don't get results like that. :D

ozfoxton wrote:Told my banana tree the other week it would face the axe if it did not soon produce fruit - it did the trick and within a week the flower bud appeared LOL. :oops:
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Re: Trees not branching

Postby Sam » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:05 pm

Our 9 year old reads to them! Results have been fantastic! I'll try and find the link to the post I made about it.
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Re: Trees not branching

Postby Pam » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:47 am

Sam wrote:Our 9 year old reads to them! Results have been fantastic! I'll try and find the link to the post I made about it.


So you loan her out then?
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Re: Trees not branching

Postby Sam » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:44 am

Any time!
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make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
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