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Re: Needle Therapy-by Chris Johnston
« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2009, 07:44 AM »
changed!

also, about to go through a number of days of 30+ degree temperatures, 87+F, and i won't be able to water the plants throughout the day.  should i just keep them in the shade with a good watering in the morning or am i going to have a number of dead plants at the end of the dead regardless?
 

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Re: Needle Therapy-by Chris Johnston
« Reply #46 on: November 18, 2009, 09:09 AM »
Water them very well in the morning, might mulch the tops of the soil- I use spaghnum, you could use just about anything.

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Re: Needle Therapy-by Chris Johnston
« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2009, 10:19 AM »
changed!

also, about to go through a number of days of 30+ degree temperatures, 87+F, and i won't be able to water the plants throughout the day.  should i just keep them in the shade with a good watering in the morning or am i going to have a number of dead plants at the end of the dead regardless?

Hi Holycow - I would follow John's advice.  We get 90+F here in the US where I live, and I usually just water really well in the morning, and maybe a second time when I get home from work.  Seems to do the trick.  I haven't mulched my trees, but if I had smaller stock, I would probably consider it.

By the way, I'm jealous you live in the Blue Mountains region of Australia.  What a beautiful part of the world, and especially being close to Sydney, an amazing city!  My wife and I honeymooned in Australia (and NZ) two years ago and really loved it.  I can't wait to travel there again.
 

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Re: Needle Therapy-by Chris Johnston
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2009, 07:00 PM »
more photos

in jpg7, should the left branch be used as a sacrifice branch or can it be used as the first main branch?

actually, there are two branches coming off to the left in jpg7, and they're quite close to each other.  should the larger one be used as a sacrifice branch and the other used as the first main branch?

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ty
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Re: Needle Therapy-by Chris Johnston
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2009, 07:19 PM »
Is it safe to candle a pine following a re-pot? No extensive root work, just a little trim and pot change.

Thank you for your article.
 

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Re: Needle Therapy-by Chris Johnston
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2009, 01:08 AM »
If it i growing well, yes, but leave plenty of needles just in case. Also depends on the state of development of the tree.
 

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Re: Needle Therapy-by Chris Johnston
« Reply #51 on: November 06, 2010, 11:51 PM »
Tom and Chris,
I don't know about the "guy with the Pine", but the tree is doing great and all of you cutting, pulling and question asking worked. I decandled on the same weekend this year, and shortened a number of the longer branches because it did bud back well. will wire this winter and see if we can't get it to break back even further. Thanks for the good work!

John

Hey John, I've just been loading this article onto my revamped website and was wondering if you had some photos to share of this tree now that a couple of years have gone by?
 

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Re: Needle Therapy-by Chris Johnston
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2010, 09:21 AM »
I will try and get some pics when home, the tree was wired this summer, so it is actually starting to get some shape to it. John