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Those pines can-candled DE (shooted-DE-foliage-chose his favorite term) include Black Japanese pine, red pine and Japanese some of the less frequently decandled but sometimes very vigorous trees such as Scots pine and Pitch.
is almost the last week or two to decandling in many temperate zones of the northern hemisphere. Here in Oregon, USA, I am in a high latitude and I decandle early, so I did last week. Those in the lower latitudes may be waiting another week or two or three so that the new growth has long needles. The longer the period of growth, the longer we wait to decandle. Those in the southern hemisphere is in this position within six months.
Although I do not go into a comprehensive program of what to do, there are so many forms of decandling, each for a slightly different purpose, and there are a lot of details to it, but I will show you a tree here where I’ve shown before, only for the continuity and to see how it has developed in recent years. It is a ponderosa pine black pine grafted back in 2003 (just six months before my ridiculous adventure as an apprentice in Japan). The tree has been grafted for about 10 years. Several of those years just grown and what is really a bit behind what could have been done, but I-discovered- is difficult to cut the candles when 7,000 miles. My scissors are only 7 “long.
We decandle . the kind of very vigorous pine for some good reasons helps us
I found that cutting the candle is the same in the Ponderosa pines grafted as just black pine Black on their own roots. Here are some photos showing decandling of this small tree in a few steps:
Please only attempt these techniques in a strong tree … and then see that not watering a pine recently decandled as their water needs will fall a little.
* for more information on the details of decandling, I recommend the blog of my friend Jonas Dupuichs’ Bonsai tonight. He has some great pictures there and explains in simple and well manner. in the ‘Search’ field type ‘decandling’ and a large number of posts come that can handle many baffling questions you may have. I hope this is not passing the ball … I admire Jonas blog and I rehash of what has already been done so well is simply silly, and I do enough stupid things in life to achieve redundancy. If you have questions, definitely glad to help me / you confused as best you can.
This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2013/06/03/time-to-decandle-your-black-pines/