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Adair M

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #60 on: July 04, 2014, 10:07 AM »
Well, I said it looked like back budding. I guess you'll just have to wait and see what happens!
 

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2014, 05:15 AM »
guess so, the tree is still firmly asleep :) , expecting another cold front this week, after that I expect I might see this tree waking up slowly

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2014, 08:18 AM »
sure is slow to wake up...my dwarf elms and cork bark elms have woken up but my pines seems to have decided to sleep late this year...

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #63 on: August 07, 2014, 04:54 AM »
A funky year for earth!

Months early spring in Europe. Months late in US. Sleepy Pines in Africa.

 ???
 

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2014, 06:02 AM »
hahahaha

hello dude

our astrological spring is 1st  of September, but my bonsai have always started moving up to a month earlier...its almost middle august and the buds aren't even showing a bit of green yet...last year this time they were 2-2 1/2 inch candles already...sssssslooooooooowwwwwww or I'm impatient because a lot of my black pines will be de-candled this summer for the first time

since I don't believe in global warming, I believe we are in a 30 year weather cycle....
 

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #65 on: August 12, 2014, 05:54 AM »
This one is still sleeping. ....

Here's a angle that I've grown particularly fond of as it's the angle that greats me when I come home from work :-D

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #66 on: August 12, 2014, 06:43 AM »
I too like this angle . ;D

I would like to see you get that first tuft of foilage that covers the trunk, from the little front branch I believe, to cover the left branch above it with the white wire. Just near the trunk.

1. To expose that nice trunk. :o

2. To hide that bar branch. ( I hate when "rules" ring true)

3. To rid the eye of thinking the first set of branches is Tbar, when in fact it is not. Right?

I really like this tree. But it keeps telling me not to. (Don't know why.) I don't want to agree with it. I think you can change that!  ;) I think this may help.

I hope to have added the correct smilies and subtext to not come off like an egotistical ahole who knows everything about pine design! I don't even own one.! But I did open another page to view the tree and bitch about it! Cuz i care! Hey white pine care!

I humbly think this 2 inch move will drastically improve this image.

Selfishly,

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #67 on: August 12, 2014, 06:52 AM »
Looking back at the old images. This is my favorite front.

While the trunk base is interesting at other angles. It is more harmonious with the crown at this angle.

Are you going to jin out that low dead one?

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #68 on: August 12, 2014, 07:31 AM »
Howdy Sorce  :)

Lolol this tree is a trunk with bicycle spoke and bar branches....the only branches that arent is the first right branch and that small branch infront. I have quite literally had sleepless nights about the idea to cut off the bar branches leaving only one at a level,  that is until I inspected those whorls closely! All of those branches are at least 7 years old and there is no sign of any reverse taper. Anyhow back to your observation; that little branch will indeed be trained to obscure the origin of the tbars directly above it as I build up it's pad. I still do not know what I want to do with that cut off sacrifice branch stub, it does go against the flow...so maybe carve it out? I've read white pine heals well.

One benefit of moving that front branch and opening the trunk line below and obscuring the trunk line above will do something for the illusion of more taper? Great idea dude  ;D

View from above

Ps.... lol lol funny, no don't worry, you didn't,  even if you didn't say you hoped you didn't
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Re: white pine care
« Reply #69 on: August 12, 2014, 12:39 PM »
Awesome. Kinda figured we were on that level.  :P  gotta remind everyone else!

There is no reverse taper. Thats for sure.  I see none in full grown trees either. I wonder if it is care. .....or just the individual tree. I think it is the evenly distributed growth all around at least 70% of the area, due to observations.  But???


Hurts none to see if that wanger will make a nice (if odd) jin before you cut it.
Maybe a candidate for Owens jin bending technique. It would look raw bent down.

Owen, you look scary with that torch!

Or, if you can make up a reasonable story for it, others will too!

Repost when she wakes up!

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #70 on: November 05, 2014, 02:29 AM »
This tree has been extremely slow this spring, some buds only opened up needles on their tips and some just extended but have not pushed out any needles yet.... :|

Here is a pic
 

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #71 on: November 05, 2014, 05:51 AM »
Hi Herman,

Looking good ;) ;D WP up in JHB are always slower in Spring than BP
Here is a pic of mine very similar to yours.
 

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #72 on: November 05, 2014, 02:29 PM »
  My elms are always first to wake up in spring. My pines last. Thats just the way it is.
 

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #73 on: September 16, 2015, 04:04 AM »
Hello  people,

I've changed the  planting angle slightly to the left, I decided to repot the tree while the tempd are  very mild still. I used my clinker mix...
So I'm not  doing much else to this tree until I get it really strong. It looks stronger than last spring.

Two pics far and close
Pine to the left is a loblolly repotted at the same time

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Re: white pine care
« Reply #74 on: September 17, 2015, 08:13 AM »
Hi Herman

Stunning trees.

I think the change in planting angle helped and I agree on getting the pine as strong as possible.  I do not have white pine but I know with black pine how fickle they can be.

Good luck.