The walking-stick tree (Corylus avellana “Contorta”), also called Harry Lauder’s walking-stick, grows well throughout all the Bay Region. This strange plant is bushy and contains distinguishing, wriggling branches that give a special look to it, particularly in winter months when the leaves fall off. Additional development is eliminated by pruning, both to make its limbs observable and also to restrain the dimensions of the plant. The form of the walking-stick tree provides a fascinating accent to your own landscape. Harry Lauder’s walking-stick is stunning anytime, but especially so when it’s a solid or wall fence as a backcloth.
Assess across the bottom of the plant one or more times a month throughout the growing period. Snip off any suckers that develop there, reducing them right at ground-level. These suckers hinder the correct growth of the walking-stick tree.
Cut off any diseased, damaged or dead branches. Use sharp shears in order to not smash the limbs and make each cut about one eighth inch above a bud that is healthy. This encourages the healthy development of the area of the branch that stays as well as healing. Require any cut branches from the region promptly to avoid pollution of the branches that are wholesome.
Choose several of the bigger branches to leave undamaged when pruning the tree and prevent these branches. Trim the elements of the walking-stick tree expose the contorted branches in the primary area of the plant and to get rid of excessive development. Since it has a number of years in order for it to increase straight back this tree is slow-growing so don’t cut particularly in the very best. Cut a way only enough to supply a pleasant look to the tree.