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Black Ponderosa pine grafted:

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STYLED

This small pine goes back to when I was a potter, trying to sell them to my first convention in the mid-90 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I met Andy Smith there, and to negotiate a pot of a tree. Pine Yamadori collected in South Dakota.

For years I have grown as a powerful cascade, and grew increasingly disappointed with the look of it. About 8 years ago I added 10 grafts black pine in it. This was when I lived in Arizona. 9 took 1 died the second year, which ended with 8 grafts. Certainly an exaggeration. Then I went to Japan. When I returned, I had a strong small tree that my friend Gary Wood had kept for me in Alabama. I ended up keeping only two of the grafts, so all foliage that is only now has two rods.

This winter I started looking back and thinking it was time for a major overhaul. This is what happened. I think it’s by no means a “special” tree of importance, but I’ve been taking about what to do with the small ponderosa that give us more freedom and creativity, and graft seems an option. This has been my experimental tree … and I graft more these days because of the fun I had with him.

The original pine “as a ponderosa back in about 1999.

All black pine now, growing with wild abandon in day hairstyle.

Ater in February 2011, with the new tilt, but before hermetically seal (two months later.)

replanted, 12 “high. I did not cut the candles last year, but this year. I have found that cutting the candle is the same in the black / ponderosa trees like black pine grafted on its own roots. Cut needles candles shortened by half. by the way, this pine has a pretty serious pigeon breast this front … just you do not have many options. I think a pigeon breast is simply a different a definite ‘no!’ feeling Those with dissenting views please comment …!

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This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2011/04/25/black-pine-grafted-ponderosa-styled/


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