I acuired this Ponderosa recently form someone who needed to find a new home for thier trees.
I don't think it was getting enough sun at it's previous owners, that and relatively sparse foliage has led to some very long needles.
Also there are numerous places where the bark is being forced up and off the branches.
Looks like callouses from some sort of injury. not sure if this is from an attempt at bending the branches or something from before collection.
That being said I love the trunk and bark of this tree and the nebari is great for a collected tree.
My thought was to start grafting to replace the foliage w/ JBP next spring due to the injuries/ missing bark on the branches.
Thoughts or suggestions?