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When decandling pines throughout the season – decandling late spring and early summer where I live – at any given time can be found sprouts summer at many stages different development. The most recently decandled trees in my garden are just showing signs of summer growth, while some of the first trees to decandled now have fairly large outbreaks.
Some of these outbreaks came from adventitious buds, other outbreaks of needles. I usually decandle pines to stimulate adventitious buds -. Buds emerging from the piece remaining after making the cut
outbreaks needles usually appears after decandling when pines are extra strong . Outbreaks of needles are new shoots that emerge between the needles.
outbreak of needles
outbreaks needle flanking a apical bud
Eliminating the most vigorous spring shoots can produce a profusion of buds.
The profusion of outbreaks
Instead of diluting the buds at this stage, I’ll leave you alone and consider removing the entire branch in autumn for reduce the growth rate.
Lots of summer growth
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