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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Brian VF says
Great movement on that corker…any idea on the cultivar?
Jonas Dupuich says
Hi Brian – I don’t know the cultivar, would be interested to hear if anyone had a better idea about this.
Mike Arakaki says
I am jet-lagged and back in Hawaii now. I hope you had a great tour in Kanagawa. It was great meeting you and keep up the good work with all these “free” posts. I hope to run into you again real soon. Take care!
It was great meeting you in Japan, Jonas! Keep up the good work 😉