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jacksmom

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Re: Yamadori style Black Pine
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2011, 10:21 PM »
Amazing.  I love the progression of the tree!  Can this technique be done on other pines?  Ponderosa?
 

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Re: Yamadori style Black Pine
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2011, 01:28 AM »
I don't see why not....
 

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Re: Yamadori style Black Pine
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2011, 08:59 AM »
Fall work done. This pine does not really produce candles. It typically produces needles directly from the buds. Now I just need to keep it under control and start it into a smaller pot this year.

The tree is really starting to take shape.  Do you have any plans for removing those wires?  If not, ...why not?  Any idea why this one doesn't grow candles?  I always thought candle length was an indicator of vigor.
 

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Re: Yamadori style Black Pine
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2011, 02:01 AM »
Wire will not be removed from the trunk, but will be removed from the branches as necessary. The trunk is staying wired to imbed it.

As the tree stays so small it seems to produce only needle buds rather than candle buds. What candle buds it did produce this year, were take off last weekend during the fall work. needle buds are green and stay green, then push and the needles emerge directly from the bud. candle buds are darker in color, pointed and in spring will turn sort of hairy and whitish then elongate and turn into a candle while the needles emerge much later.

The cutting of the needles shorter now will cause the tree to produce more needle buds, which are shorter and more compact. Growing candles is good for growing wood but not much else.

This is a very small tree. I will shoot a picture with a referance so you can see how small this really is.
 

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Re: Yamadori style Black Pine
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2011, 08:22 AM »
I've been taught to favor adventitious buds over needle buds as their growth is more uniform and predictable.  I look forward to seeing more of this tree as you continue to develop it. Looking good, Al.