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Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Duhjoker on April 17, 2015, 03:16 AM

Title: Spring Maintenance juvenile JBP pre-bonsai
Post by: Duhjoker on April 17, 2015, 03:16 AM
Hi there new to the forum and to black pines (kinda). I've got two black pines that I bought last year that have twisted trunks at the bottom. The trunks were still slim to actually do the bonsai thing so I was encouraged to plant them in the grpund for a couple years. Well now it's been two years and they need a lil maintenance I think. I call them #1 and #2. I know #1 is going to need a lil more growing and will be a taller tree though I would like it to be around a foot high. #2 has a good set of branch work at the point where I want to bonsai it. It's got a thicker trunk but I don't know if it's quite ready for the treatment. Any way they are starting to look a lil wild especially #1. Any way could some one help me figure out what to do for maintenance this spring.

   Here are the pics.

JBP #1 showing back of tree

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Black%20Pine/FA888453-5FB3-47F3-83A2-98C0E47A030E_zpswzwc1pio.jpg)

JBP #1 showing front

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Black%20Pine/592D7496-8C7A-41CA-8C09-49F1D224B19C_zpsicaundsk.jpg)

JBP#1 showing top

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Black%20Pine/7F13620F-F8F4-49C7-A633-B4E849587994_zpsuoivomgk.jpg)

JBP #1 ground level

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Black%20Pine/fe1514c59eed68adc842a148a7c695ba_zps7bm9omzi.jpg)

JBP #2 behind

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Black%20Pine/C57756AF-9530-43EB-A529-B9C459BD9964_zpscmgtmgpx.jpg)

JBP #2 front

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Black%20Pine/7BD24EB7-FDE1-4784-ABD6-931B3A3C27D8_zpsfkygu491.jpg)

JBP #2 top

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Black%20Pine/0EB35F07-3100-4983-B1DD-2E9E942C3FE7_zpsicrtmldl.jpg)

JPB #2 ground level

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Black%20Pine/cfe22166481bbfafd366377914d35a3e_zpsqzfboio5.jpg)