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As several approaches to decandling red and black pine needles involve pulling, I thought I had included some tips on how to properly start pine needles.
pulling needles also facilitates wiring, but that is not usually not a motivation for practice.
threw pine needles by grabbing the base of a pair of pliers and pulling needles. This is typically done by pulling needle forward in the direction of needles grow, to prevent the skin from breaking branch. older needles tend to break easier than younger needles so care must be taken when removing the needles, healthy and vigorous.
Preparing to start a pair of needles
Needles and fasciculus removed
If the clamps grab needles above the bundle, it is easy to get out of it.
Grabbing needles above the fasciculus
needles removed, fascículo left behind
If this happens, simply remove the bundle with another plucking.
The bracts, the myelin sheaths that resemble flat sheets, it can also be removed. By keeping free of branches of bracts and fascicles, wiring is simplified and our work is clean.
Removing a bract
Sometimes bracts arise in the base pairs of needles. These bracts can be removed with needles or separately.
pair of needles with the bracts
Needles and bracts removed together
needles removed, the remains of bracts
remaining bracts removed
is not recommended Retiring on pine needles as it can tear the skin of the branch. This is especially true for younger needles. Avoid this forward pulling needles.
Pulling back a pair of needles opens a tear in the branch
needle and some branch removed
no need to cut and paste if a little skin, you run with the needle, but do not try to avoid this as many openings can weaken the tree.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com