Having just appeared in BIB’s 15th annual exhibit, the small black pine below was due for a tune up. Daisaku Nomoto made a surprising number of cuts and then reset the remaining branches. When he was finished, I repotted the tree into a more suitable container for the growing season.
Shohin black pine
After cutback and adjusting the branches
The overall goal is to make the silhouette more compact over time.
I also had a chance to clean up my young corkbark pine. Here’s the old front.
Corkbark black pine
And here’s the new front.
Before repotting, Nomoto and I removed unnecessary branches and then I plucked needles from the stronger shoots. Here’s the result of the work.
After removing needles and repotting
I’m planning to decandle the tree this year to see how it comes out – more news on that this spring.
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