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Density is a key concept in bonsai. We want young trees to develop a good density. With mature trees, our goal is to keep the density. Density apparently rarely takes care of itself.
Some of the young pines I’m developing decandled have been in recent years. This has dramatically increased the density of the trees. “
The dense foliage, the 12-year-old black pine
If this density is maintained throughout the year, domestic branches die quickly and would not show new growth to take its place. no indoor outbreaks, maintaining the current figure would not be possible.
the best way to keep the interior fires happy and encourage new growth is to provide as much light as possible into the tree. cut the branch and needle pulling are the primary vehicle to achieve this.
cut branch is the art of creating attractive and sustainable structure . of branches needle-traction is easier by eliminating needles we reduce the density of foliage -. good to let the light inside the tree – and also reduce the tree’s ability to produce food -. good for growth production of refined
the best time of year to pull needles black or red pine is when the needles are mature – autumn to early spring. For trees that have been decandled, needles can also be removed at the time decandling.
decandling After this pine exposed root, which began removing needles strongest shoots.
After removal of additional needles from the apex of the tree
In most areas, I went from 5 -7 pairs of needles. The much lower branch, however, is significantly weaker than others so chose not decandle and very few needles are removed.
Low branch after removing some needles
The disposal of needles makes it easy to see the tree structure. This is one reason often connect pines after they decandled.
The other reason decandling weather is great for pines wiring is that growth resulting summer will all point upward. This may give pines a natural feeling that is difficult to achieve with wiring alone.
After decandling and plucking needle
The window that can be connected pines after decandling is short and new growth may appear within a decandling week or two. Once these new shoots appear, great care must be taken when wiring to prevent damage to new buds. For this reason, when the buds appear summer is better to postpone until the autumn wiring and at that time will be ripe summer foliage.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com