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mentioned last week that an important aspect of making the cut decandling is leaving some new tissue. Decandled have a series of Pines last week, I thought that illustrate this point, with some pictures.
One thing that can make it hard to see where you can cut is that the base of the spring buds are not evergreen, especially in the most vigorous shoots that sometimes appear tan or whitish .
base tan candlelight spring vigorous
candle spring white
spring green candle
Whatever the color, it is important to leave some of this tissue when decandling as adventitious buds emerge from it. The elimination of the whole fabric of this force the tree to produce sprouts needles. Outbreaks of needles are great, but do not emerge as predictably as adventitious buds and young shoots make needle are particularly susceptible to breakage until they have grown for a year or two.
Here is an example of an appropriate and proper court.
shoot spring removed – approximately 1/8 “of new tissue debris
then the same branch is displayed after making a further cut to show how much is too much. Please note that the base of the needles really stand above the level of the cut.
Cuts far – removed all of the new tissue
While this is technically not decandling – no adventitious buds will develop -. Cut in growth last year may be a useful technique to redirect the force interiors outbreaks
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com