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Selection of trees for decandling

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While decandling is a great technique to refine bonsai red and black pine, know when decandle is as important as knowing when not decandle.

When decandling is not suitable for bonsai red and black pine?

  1. When the goal of training is to increase the size of the trunk. Let these trees grow until the trunk reaches the desired size before decandling.
  2. When a tree is sick. Decandling is stressful for the pines -. Decandle only trees that are healthy, vigorous and free from insects
  3. When a tree is weak or underfed. If bonsai pine otherwise healthy have not received adequate fertilizer in spring or have been weakened by stress and transplantation or inclement weather, take a break this year and decandle the following year when the tree is stronger.

Feel free decandle when your bonsai red or black pine are under refinement, they are healthy, well fed, and grows in well-drained soil. The following are some examples of when decandle and when to hold off.

Black pine

The trunk has to develop – not decandle (3 years)

Black pine

The trunk has reached the desired size – decandling start (9 years)

Black pine

The tree is entering phase training – decandle (15-20 years)

Black pine

The tree is being perfected – decandle (19)

Black pine

The tree is entering phase training – decandle (20-25 years old)

Black pine

The tree is less vigorous than normal after transplant – not decandle (35-40 years)

Black pine

pine black cork bark is less vigorous than normal after transplant – not decandle (40-50 + years)

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


Selection of trees for decandling

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