Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Trunk Growth Factors

Leonardo da Vinci has some things to say about this :


All the branches of a tree at every stage of its height when put together are equal in
thickness to the trunk below them.


and this :

Every year when the boughs of a plant [or tree] have made an end of maturing their growth, they will have made, when put together, a thickness equal to that of the main stem; and at every stage of its ramification you will find the thickness of the said main stem.


Towards the end of the season we will see - if this is correct i will get some lovely results. Several of my trees have increased hugely in ramification this year already. The Oak is as usual is leading the pack - but the maples are looking strong too. I wonder if the defoliation and doubling of fine twigs on the maples will have an effect. So much still to learn.

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