It’s been a year-and-a-half since my last update on an old cork-bark black pine. I didn’t thin the tree last fall so the foliage was extra dense when I brought it into the workshop.
Cork-bark black pine
The cutback took several hours. Although it doesn’t look like it, I removed close to half of the foliage.
It was nice to see that the tree had maintained good density, but a few branch pads were out of shape so I added some wires.
After wiring – 24″
I repotted the tree last year so I don’t need to repot again this winter. The next step will be to decide whether or not to decandle in spring. In the meantime, I’ll make sure the tree gets good sunlight and and a little fertilizer through the rest of the dormant season.
For photos of how the tree has developed over the past fifteen years, see “Increasing density on a cork-bark black pine.”
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