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Pinus clausa; "FL sand pine"

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noissee:
I just got an extremely good deal on a sand pine. It was collected in 2003, and I will post pictures as soon as I can.
I was wondering if anybody works with these things, or knows where to find some information on them. The only information I really have is what the guy told me who sold it to me, and an article from the 1991 #2 issue of Florida Bonsai.

noissee:
Here are the pictures. It is skinny, but most pines we have around here have this sort of trunk. I loved the fact that it already had mature bark. The nebari is not good, but for 35$ I couldn't pass it up.

Here is a picture of the front. then some pictures rotating the tree clockwise. I had to take some wire off that was starting to bit in a little bit, but as you can see I decided to leave a piece that was keeping that branch down. The current front, I think, showcases the bends in the trunk the best, but it's sort of hard to capture on film...or whatever is in my camera.

noissee:
Here are some more pictures of the bark, and a top view. This tree will definitely need some work. But I think it can look very natural and mature in probably just a few years. These back bud very well, and on old wood.

Any thoughts? 

King Kong:
Is this the same pine I see on the coast up around Jupiter growing in the secondary dune zone?

__gary

noissee:
Yes it mostly likely is. Ever collected one?
I'm planning on making it look as much like a Floridian pine that I can. I tend to think we have some of the most impressive pines around here. The ones in the secondary dune zones are just amazing sometimes.

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