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Perfecting a black pine

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One of my long-term projects has been a black pine grown in the ground at Lone Pine gardens. It looks like a normal tree, with the exception of a few strangers larger branches. The largest branch in the front is the new vertex -. The branch of the right is to help thicken the trunk

Japanese black pine

pine Black – December 2013

Japanese black pine

From the side right – consider to what extent these branches extend forward

upon closer inspection of the base of the new apex, I thought it was time to remove the branch exhaust increasingly to the right.

Japanese black pine

After removing the branch exhaust

Upon leaving the branch exhaust remains intact will help the trunk will continue to thicken while wound healing left by the removal of the right branch.

With cut main fact, which remove old needles of the other branches.

After cutback

After removing old needles

Close up

close up showing something closer to the final shape

it is possible that the new vertex will reach the desired one or two years, at which point I can remove the last branch exhaust size. Meanwhile, I’ll let grow the tree so the apex can continue to thicken.

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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