I just planted some young hazelnut (non American type) plants early last winter. Now they are leafing out. They are about one foot tall and all buds are leafing out. There are about 8-10 buds.
I’d like to keep some lower branches for layering for new plants. Then I want to train the plant to tree form. I’m just not sure how many lower buds to keep. I probably just need to keep one top bud to train to tree form.
Any suggestion? They are spaced like 15’x 18 apart. I have 8 right now and I like to add more.