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Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: boon on May 04, 2011, 01:59 PM

Title: candle pinching (not decandle)
Post by: boon on May 04, 2011, 01:59 PM
it is partially break or cut strong candle to help strengthen weak buds.

this tree grow from seed in the US.  we grafted new branches clsoe to the trunk and get rid of sacrificial branches.  it started training about 12 years ago.

first is before pic
2nd is after
3rd is close up
Title: Re: candle pinching (not decandle)
Post by: MatsuBonsai on May 04, 2011, 06:21 PM
Very nice, and timely.  ;)

Looking good, as always, Boon.  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: candle pinching (not decandle)
Post by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on May 04, 2011, 06:38 PM
Awesome pine Boon.  Thanks.
Title: Re: candle pinching (not decandle)
Post by: Alain Bertrand on May 05, 2011, 10:03 AM
Superb tree. How old is it ?
Title: Re: candle pinching (not decandle)
Post by: boon on May 05, 2011, 11:44 AM
thank you, it is less than 20 yo.
Title: Re: candle pinching (not decandle)
Post by: scottroxburgh on May 08, 2011, 06:44 AM
Thanks for posting Boon.

It is great to learn WHY we do certain techniques on JBP.

Good to see a really nice pine like that grown from seed in the west.