We have had pretty good success at our community garden by very gently girdling the base of the tree. (cutting the cambium layer of the bark) By doing it too fast, it sends the emergency message to the tree, to pop up new shoots. After doing this incrementally, it took just over two weeks before it was safe to cut the tree. Depending on you size and amount of water, your situation may vary. Or as mentioned above, you could use it for fast regenerating bio-mass. Good luck.