The steps are simple. 1) Remove spring shoots.
Shohin black pine – 21 years old
After removing spring shoots
2) Remove extra needles.
After removing extra needles
3) Perform light cutback as needed.
The first branch on the right is long
After shortening the first branch on the right
That’s it. In all I removed 14 branches, lots of needles, and 212 spring shoots.
Spring shoots removed
I decandled on the early side as I’d like the tree to be show ready by the end of September. I’m also feeding the tree more than usual to further boost the summer growth.
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