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Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: augustine on April 23, 2014, 09:07 AM

Title: removal of sacrifice branch
Post by: augustine on April 23, 2014, 09:07 AM
Hello All,

I have a sacrifice branch on the top of a JBP that is starting to cause inverse taper. Can I remove it in a month or so?

Pine is probably 5-6 years old and was repotted in March. It is healthy and planted in a good mix of pumice and grit. I would like to wait a month to pump it up with a bit of fertilizer. Also, I have another sacrifice branch close to the base to take it's place.

Tree is about an 1-1/4 "and exisitng sacrifice is about 3/8" and about 12" long. (I know it should have been removed this winter.)

Would it be ok to remove in a month? If not, when?

Thanks,

Augustine
Title: Re: removal of sacrifice branch
Post by: Adair M on April 24, 2014, 12:33 PM
Something that small you can remove most anytime.
Title: Re: removal of sacrifice branch
Post by: augustine on April 24, 2014, 05:00 PM
Thank you Adair.
Title: Re: removal of sacrifice branch
Post by: John Kirby on May 04, 2014, 10:56 PM
If you are afraid of taking it all off at once, cut below the candles in to tge needles , this will stop it from grieing, then you can cut it back in srmectiobs over the summer.
Title: Re: removal of sacrifice branch
Post by: Adair M on May 05, 2014, 12:10 AM
Uh, oh. I see that Kirby is getting over served by the stewardesses on the plane again!
Title: Re: removal of sacrifice branch
Post by: John Kirby on May 05, 2014, 12:44 AM
Tge=the
grieing=growing
Sremectiobs=sections

Geesh I guess I better xfseyvtgbcrt next time.
Title: Re: removal of sacrifice branch
Post by: augustine on May 05, 2014, 09:04 AM
Thanks John!
Title: Re: removal of sacrifice branch
Post by: Adair M on May 05, 2014, 09:19 AM
John,  You obviously fly first class!  The drinks they serve me back in coach aren't nearly that effective!
Title: Re: removal of sacrifice branch
Post by: John Kirby on May 05, 2014, 09:24 AM
I wasn't even on the airplane, until I corrected. I slept all the way from LAX to BDL, minus a cup of coffee ar 7:00am. Boring huh ?

The use of escapes in bonsai must be watched, they can get away from you.