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Owen Reich

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Re: pitch pine needle techniques
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2014, 08:13 PM »
John, have you noticed any quirks involving repotting?  This is the one area I have not found any information published. 
 

Dan W.

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Re: pitch pine needle techniques
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2014, 10:56 PM »
I would love to see an update on the deer feed tree... lol
 

John Romano

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Re: pitch pine needle techniques
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2014, 06:30 AM »
Owen,
I repot in spring just as the buds start to move or slightly before - as usual with pines.  They respond well.  I do inoculate with a mycorrhizal powder each time.  Marty S, who has the most experience with this species, recommended it to me.   Sometimes after repot (or when stressed) you'll see a lot of basal budding and adventitious budding to the detriment of buds at the ends of branches.  I take off those unnecessary ones as I see them.
I'll try to get a picture this weekend of the bambi denuded Blues Brothers.  I did lose a couple of branches and there are a few years of rebuilding again but 80-90% of the tree re budded.
john
 

Owen Reich

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Re: pitch pine needle techniques
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2014, 11:46 PM »
Thanks