Author Topic: Lodgepole Pine(Rocky Mountain Lodgepole Pine)  (Read 1679 times)

Kajukid

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Lodgepole Pine(Rocky Mountain Lodgepole Pine)
« on: September 23, 2011, 08:35 PM »
i just picked up this pine in a 2 inch pot,...i put it in this pot with new soil, BUT i didnt touch the roots, i left the soil that came with it and just put new soil around it....has anyone worked with Lodgepole Pines before??
 

Brian Brandley

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Re: Lodgepole Pine(Rocky Mountain Lodgepole Pine)
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 08:20 AM »
I have several collected lodgepole pines.  They respond well to standard decandling techniques, and backbud pretty well.  I've been told they are touchy about their roots during repotting.  I have repotted six, and lost one of those for no apparent reason.  Needles are shorter than Ponderosa, but if they have plenty of water and fertilizer they will get pretty long and kind of twisted.  You can find lodgepole to collect that have trunks with good movement, but they are rarely as gnarly as the Ponderosa trunks.

Brian
 

Kajukid

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Re: Lodgepole Pine(Rocky Mountain Lodgepole Pine)
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 10:52 AM »
thanks brain...