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Jason E

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Ponderosa - progression
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:18 PM »
 Ponderosa Pine collected and initially styled by John Muth. Collected in Wyoming 2006
 
Wire was starting to bite in pretty good this year from the initial styling probably 4 years ago.
After removing the wire it was pretty obvious it needed some editing of the branches and to be rewired.
I did some pruning and rewired the tree this year after the needles had hardened off.

First photo as purchased 2012

Next of the tree after recent work

 

Dan W.

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Re: Ponderosa - progression
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 02:01 AM »
Nice ponderosa :) You're doing a great job with it.
 

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Re: Ponderosa - progression
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 10:35 AM »
That is a nice PP, very nice trunk movement and branches.  Now all you need to do is work on ramification and needle size reduction.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Ponderosa - progression
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 10:46 AM »
How long were you able to leave wire on this tree?  Did the tree hold its position after the wire was removed?
 

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Re: Ponderosa - progression
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 11:09 PM »
Thank you Dan and Chris :) I think prob a couple of years from now I will start experimenting w/ the fertilizer schedule to reduce needle length. It has been moderate to heavily fed all growing season for the last 4 or 5 years and the needles are relatively short already compared to a few years ago.
The wire I removed this year had been on for 3 to 4 years w/ the exception of a few strong apical areas where the wire was removed earlier. Most of the branches held their shape fairly well although w/out the support of the wire a lot of the longer branches really sagged from the weight of the foliage towards their ends. Were possible I cut these branches back to strong growth before rewiring. Still has quite a ways to go, but there are some good beginnings of ramification in a lot of areas.

thanks again, Jason