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Summer growth in the black pine

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Summer is the time when people decandled their black or red pine water and fertilize and wait until autumn, when the time comes wiring and pulls the needle. Looking around my garden, I see the summer growth at different stages of development and I can already tell which trees are enough too strong or not strong. How much water and food at this time will affect length of the needle, but the vigor see now reflects the strength of the tree back to the beginning of the season decandling.

At one end of the spectrum, the trees produce short shoots with only a handful of needles each. This is fine for developed trees with lots of fine branches, but is a little weak for trees that are early in their development. Not a problem – just means that things are gradually this year and I’m not going to get a lot of new growth until next year. I want to make sure that these trees gets lots of water, fertilizer and sunlight for the rest of the growing season.

Summer shoots

summer weak growth – the tree is healthy, but outbreaks are short

The tree below has buds that are good size considering the current phase of development. More refined growth – shorter outbreaks -. It would be great, but do not expect from this tree since there is a lot of branches

Summer shoots

Nice compact growth

Here is a tree with buds that are the same size only needles are further along.

Summer shoots

compact growth – new needles are spreading as expected

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Summer shoots

trunk detail – I’m happy to see barking like this after eleven years

Next, it is clear that the tree is strong. This is great but it means that I’m getting new branches will be on the long side. That’s fine for now, but that means I need to slow down the tree next year.

Summer shoots

summer vigorous outbreak

How can I do this? One option is to feed and less water. As I like to keep healthy trees, I have no plans to reduce much water or fertilizer. Another option is decandle later. The back decandles, the weaker the resulting growth.

A less obvious choice is to avoid reducing this year and treat the tree of the same next year as I did this year. How you will slow down the tree?

As is clear from the photo, each spring outbreak has been replaced by somewhere between 2-8 buds. By leaving many small buds on the tree, the total growth of the tree can be divided by more branches next year. Even if I eat the same next year, I can expect shorter, simply because there are so many more branches.

is leaving many branches arising from the same cause flashpoint? Yes, but it is likely that these areas are already too strong and must be eliminated altogether so that the swelling is not a major concern at this time. I’ll make a little cut in autumn or winter, but I do not need to worry about getting all the branches to two divisions – yet. Basic refinement will continue for a few more years these trees.

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Occasionally summer see growth even stronger.

Summer shoots

The strong growth in summer

Why is growth so strong here? It is the result of heavy cutting. Removing large branches is ideal for stimulating new growth but can be terrible to curb trees. Because these outbreaks are so long I will not be able to use many, if any, of them in the final design. To curb the tree down, I’ll leave further outbreaks during this autumn cropping, crop fertilizers and possibly decandle a little later next year.

What kind of growth I’m looking for? Something like this.

Summer shoots

growth nice summer

This tree is ten years older than the trees above which are not much smaller branches with which to divide production capacity of tree needles. Because the needles are long enough – I decandled this tree on the early side this year – I’ll see food and water carefully, hoping not to produce excessively long needles

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