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I have written on several occasions, and certainly I’ve read here and elsewhere, that when decandling black or red pine bonsai is important to make a square cut (see “Decandling of black pine – making the cut”).
Until recently, however, he had seen little evidence that the long end of an inclined cut inhibits new growth than the short end. A test was in order. Last spring I did a lot of undercuts to see what actually happens.
Opening the sample undercuts
Although the results were mixed, cuts more inclined yielded the expected results of no.
New shoot growing at the right time on the short end cutting
Not strong enough to produce a new outbreak, decandling here was a new outbreak will open next spring
of course, there were plenty of exceptions, including some new shoots that emerged in unexpected places.
What is this? Summer emerging growth next cut
seems that at best, making an inclined cut produces stronger buds on the short end of the court, and at worst, the results are unpredictable. The moral of the story seems to be that we are better off making square cuts.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com