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So far we have covered techniques to control the strip summer vigor for all bonsai. Today we will see three techniques to control the force branch by branch. One of the biggest benefits is the ability to decandling weaken strong branches and improve the strength of the weak branches. It is through the successful application of these techniques to develop well-balanced pines.
There are three main techniques for controlling the force of the individual branches:
having determined that decandling a given branch, first remove the spring buds.
spring buds removed
to further reduce the force of this branch, we can take the first approach noted above and remove some of the needles of last year.
Before needle pulling
After needle pulling
How many needles can throw or license depends on the number of needles started, the relative strength of the industry and the general approach to decandling. The frequency range is between three and twelve pairs per branch. I’ll say more about the needle pulling work when we cover the fall work.
The second approach involves reducing the force leaving a piece in the base of the candle. Leaving a stub preserves the tissue produces auxins, hormones shoot apices used to slow the development of adventitious and lateral buds. The longer the heel, the auxin, and slower adventitious buds are developing. In short, the long pieces slow the development of sprouts summer.
A common approach to the pieces that leave is to leave long pieces in the strong shoots, small pieces of weak shoots, and strip medium-medium sized pieces into force.
the third approach to reduce the vigor of the individual branches is decandle weak shoots early and more vigorous shoots later. We know that one, the longest summer outbreaks will have to grow decandle tree as soon as possible. By eliminating the growth of the weakest spring buds first summer we outbreaks in these industries an advantage over branches which decandled later.
I’ll leave some time for this to sink and give more attention to the issue next week, when we look at some common approaches to decandling.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com