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There is a storm of confusion around these two techniques … and it’s one of those things that do not we get wrong. Pines take a couple of years to get back on track, once off the track, and so they make out our mistakes for a long time.
I’ll try to make this short and sweet. For starters, how do we distinguish decandling break / pinch?
Breaking / Pinching means taking part of the season shoot , usually with the fingers, since filming is spreading in early to mid spring. This is before the needles have emerged.
Decandling means cutting full sail off pine late spring. Often, new needles have already left.
Both techniques are appropriate … one is not colder than another, one you will not win awards and not the other … they just apply them to different pines.
Candles ras pines individual like Japanese white, Lodgepole, Shore, Scots, Limber, may be broken or perforated .
Candles several ras pines -Japanese Black and Red-can be decandled .
say MAY because only grow strongly pines in good sun should decandled or tight.
I not go into the many details of these techniques (and there are many of them), although some other blog posts here and Bonsai Tonight cover many of them. Just I wanted to clarify the main technique for each group of pine trees.
For a neater explanation of why a technique works for some pines and not for others, hopefully the following will clarify:
(I did promise a second article on Bunjin, and will be next, the timing of this work seemed more urgent pine … thanks for patience.)
This article was originally published on https://crataegus.com/2016/04/14/big-difference-between-decandling-and-breaking-pine-shoots/