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Species Specific => White Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Steven on October 13, 2009, 07:16 PM

Title: Japanese White Pine grafted
Post by: Steven on October 13, 2009, 07:16 PM
This is my JWP that is grafted onto Scots Pine understock(I aquired it this way-I did not graft it). I have had this pine about 10 months now. I am just posting pics of before and after bud selection and wiring. Hope my pine is worth your interest.
ps: before pics were taken the weekend of:10/3-4. after pics were taken 10/13
Title: Re: Japanese White Pine grafted
Post by: Steven on October 13, 2009, 07:19 PM
more
pic #4 starts the after pics
Title: Re: Japanese White Pine grafted
Post by: Steven on October 13, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Title: Re: Japanese White Pine grafted
Post by: Steven on October 13, 2009, 07:22 PM
last ones
Title: Re: Japanese White Pine grafted
Post by: Hotaction on December 29, 2009, 10:14 PM
I've never grown out young jwp stock, so lets all keep that in mind.  I think the area in the red circle is going to lead to some serious inverse taper issues for you as time wears on.  So, that is something you will want to address.  The thickness of the main branches at the moment are already too thick.  This leaves you with a couple options, chop them off, or use one for a new leader.  The yellow circles show alot of good options for future development if you decide to keep that section as the future tree.  Also, you've got some crossing roots you might want to sort out before the tree ages too much.  Well, that's what my approach would be and I wish you luck.

Dave
Title: Re: Japanese White Pine grafted
Post by: Steven on December 30, 2009, 05:59 AM
Ok, Dave. But I'm assuming ya had a pic to show? I don't see a red circle or yellow areas :) If ya refer to the inverse taper from the graft area then yes this may become a problem. I need to see ya pic of suggestion to visualize the rest ya suggest. Thank ya Dave
Title: Re: Japanese White Pine grafted
Post by: Hotaction on December 30, 2009, 02:28 PM
hehe  oops ???  not to say that the left bracnch is the one you should save, I just didn't want to cover the whole thing in circles
Title: Re: Japanese White Pine grafted
Post by: Steven on December 30, 2009, 08:13 PM
Ok. FYI: that pic ya chose is the back of the tree. From that view the tree leans away.