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This twig's terminal bud had opened, the large inner bud scales had expanded and fallen back, and the green, velvety beginnings of leaves and stems had begun to grow skyward.
Twigs re-growing from 2-year-old stems that were browsed previously had larger diameters at their bud scale scar than those re-growing from stems that were not browsed in the previous year.
Defoliation early during the first flushing in 1997 caused a second flushing (preceded by the formation of the first terminal bud) with a small increase in shoot length as well as the formation of a second terminal bud and lateral buds along with bud scale scars from the first terminal bud (Table 2).