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dre

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cork bark JBP
« on: October 29, 2012, 06:48 AM »
heres some before and after pictures of my cork bark JBP after pulling needles for fall maintenance  tell what you think i welcome your opinion
 

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 01:26 PM »
Very nice.  Looking very healthy and love the trunk movement and not reverse taper. I like the simplicity of this one.
NN
 

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 04:04 PM »
How many pairs of needles did you leave in the strong, medium, and weak areas, and how long have you had this tree?
 

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 07:37 PM »
Give it a good feeding!  Corkers are heavy feeders as they spend a lot of energy building bark.

(I'm not saying it looks underfed.)
 

dre

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 08:13 PM »
the strength of the tree is well balanced so i just pulled the 2011 needles
 

dre

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 08:13 PM »
i was actually thinking about changing the pot what do you guys think
 

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 01:19 PM »
has anybody ever explained that candle technique on cork bark is much different than regular JBP? They grow much slower and tend to be weaker so it is popular to treat them more similar to white pine. Let them grow then prune them back
 

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2012, 01:31 PM »
That hasn't been my experience. It's my understanding that decandling is skipped exert other year to all the bark to develop, not because of strength or weakness.
 

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2012, 02:14 PM »
Not sure as I have limited experience myself but i have been told by at least 2 different artists that both studied in Japan that it is more like white pines. But maybe your technique is a very viable solution. How long have you been doing the every other year and do you do the usual old needle removal, and/or any needle thinning?
 

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2012, 06:16 PM »
One of my cork barks was this years strongest grower in my yard.  Plenty of fertilizer and water.  Wasn't decandled this year.

Boon was kind enough to let me work on one of his during Fall Intensive 2009.  It was also prepped for show during my Winter III Intensive by yet another John.  Needle thinning just like any other.
 

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2012, 07:26 PM »
That's one heck of a nice corked bark pine Boon has there!  A real privilege I'm sure to have worked on this tree too John!

Sorry guys, I don't have one so can't add to this thread.
 

dre

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2012, 07:47 PM »
john so if the cork bark is skipper every other year not cause of weakness they why do you skip it i only ask as this is my first cork bark
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 08:03 PM »
To keep the tree growing and pushing, forming more bark.
 

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2012, 10:15 PM »
And they are weak, if not cared for appropriately.
 

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Re: cork bark JBP
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2012, 05:42 AM »
so since i didnt decandle this past summer cause it was repotted in the spring i should decandle this summer. so how do you maintain small needles on the cork bark if your decandling every other year?