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Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Josh on November 07, 2011, 10:29 PM

Title: JBP Experts, next question
Post by: Josh on November 07, 2011, 10:29 PM
Anyone with experience of standard needle cutting technique June/July where sacrifice branches are left to grow freely?  Does ramification and needle reduction occur if areas of the tree are allowed free growth? 

Thanks, Josh
Title: Re: JBP Experts, next question
Post by: John Kirby on November 08, 2011, 06:40 AM
Yes, but with potentially less uniformity from top to bottom. Just remember to not let your sacrifice have too much growth that might block/shade the branches you want (remove low needles and side branches where they might interfere.