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GBHunter:
This is a terrible pine to use for bonsai material.  However I use this tree for practice,  if I learn a new technique I try it on this tree first.
The bark on this tree is too thin to use wire. The branches are very easy to break, the needles do not reduce and the bark is smooth a juvenile.
But I love working on this trees and enjoy looking at it.  ;D

Adair M:
I've seen them wired.

GBHunter:
They can be wired, on my pine however I would need to wrap something around the branch.
The bark is paper thin.

Adair M:
I'm sorry, I don't understand.  Thin bark?  Is the problem the wire cuts in too fast?

A couple solutions:  1) Periodically inspect the wired tree, and if you see wire cutting in, remove the wire.  2)  Use a larger gauge wire.  Fatter wire does not cut in as sharply as thin wire.  So if some amount of cutting in occurs, it's less apparent.

I am unaware of any pine that has been refined without using wire.

0soyoung:

--- Quote from: GBHunter on July 23, 2014, 07:13 PM ---This is a terrible pine to use for bonsai material.  However I use this tree for practice,  if I learn a new technique I try it on this tree first.
The bark on this tree is too thin to use wire. The branches are very easy to break, the needles do not reduce and the bark is smooth a juvenile.
But I love working on this trees and enjoy looking at it.  ;D

--- End quote ---

So what techniques have you tried on this tree?
What work is it that you love so much doing with you P. strobus, beside looking at it?

In brief, what is your point?

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