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Three years grafted cork bark black pine stems ago
in several corking not, young pines, black. Once the grafts are strengthened, I have gradually reduced the foliage understock. Now that the foliage is desired it is strong, it is time to eliminate the initial foliage.
I cork bark
6 years of black pine – the highest branch is the last of the original sheets
after removal of the last of the original sheets
that’s all there is to do at this time. After making the cut, I sealed the wound with cutting paste.
wound which cut the original trunk
After sealing the wound with pasta cutting
the other two trees of this batch received the same treatment.
6 years of black pine
After removing the original foliage
cork bark black pine
After making the cut
Although this point of the seed needed six years, in many ways, this was the easiest part of the process. cork bark can not be bent as regular black pines that means I have a chance to do the wiring and the selection of the right branch. Sometime during the next year, I will thin these trees, select leaders, and wire the branches. Meanwhile, I’ll make sure they get plenty of sunlight, water and fertilizer.
For more information on the history up to this point, see:
Creating cork bark of black pine
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