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The transition from spring to summer marks decandling half the season, the time of year when we remove spring buds of black pines to produce more growth compact summer. If a tree is healthy and received a lot of fertilizer in spring, which is a good candidate for decandling. Based on this criterion, the black pine below does a good candidate this year.
pine Black before decandling – tea bags are filled with cottonseed meal
I removed all but the weakest buds to give them a chance to take up with the most vigorous.
Black Pine – after decandling
My big pine bark cork is healthy, but not all areas are vigorous tree. As a result, I decandled the strengths and left only the weakest areas.
bark black pine Cork – before decandling
After decandling strong areas
Decandling selected areas of a tree can produce funny results like needles will be long spring, summer needles, short. I do not usually take this approach, but I’m curious to see how it goes. It will take at least another year after this year to produce growth still hope to be living with uneven growth for a while.
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