Re: Bee bee trees
You can ignore all you want. Though you cannot ignore this reality. First year sprout, 2nd year established, and 3rd year took off. So if these are the 2nd year growth then we have interrupted their growing cycle already. That means they will be set back for one year. I have experimented with 2 trees by moving one 2nd year growth to another location in the yard. That one died because going thruough our summer dearth without much water and not has a chance to get its root system established. I yanked it out when it was still growing during the Spring time. Never has a chance to grow some roots and leaves. Compare to the one that I leave it alone, now it is almost 15 feet and growing higher everyday. Some of the side shoots I had pinched off to allow the main branch to grow taller. Maybe by this season's end it may reach 20' high. This is its 4th year but counting the 2nd year that I moved it from the original location, in reality it is only on the 3rd year of growth. No wonder I have not seen any flowers yet. Still a rather young tree since they can live for 20-30 years or longer. All I can do now is to provide plenty of organic compost and compost tea. They will grow fast in the right environment reaching 7-10 feet or more per season. Can you still ignore all these facts? Maybe you can do some tree experimenting yourself too.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?