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Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Intriguedbybonsai on March 14, 2012, 12:00 PM

Title: Removing needles
Post by: Intriguedbybonsai on March 14, 2012, 12:00 PM
How much is too much when removing needles from a pine? If new spring candles are in, should I completely remove old growth needles?
Title: Re: Removing needles
Post by: John Kirby on March 14, 2012, 01:34 PM
No. Go online and get Boon'd Black Pine decandling video, will explain the process completely.
Title: Re: Removing needles
Post by: nathanbs on March 14, 2012, 05:53 PM
short of watching the video you need to understand that you will be cutting those new candles completely off in june/july. So if you remove all of the needles and cut of the candles you will have a pretty much good as dead tree
Title: Re: Removing needles
Post by: bwaynef on March 14, 2012, 06:00 PM
If its the only pine you've posted a picture of, you don't need to be removing needles yet.