A few years ago I came across a batch of slender black pine seedlings from a corkbark parent. They were wired for the first time one year ago and are now ready for decandling.
Seedling from corkbark pine
I shortened the apex and decandled the remaining branches before removing the old needles.
After thinning needles – 15″
I followed a similar process on all of the trees in this batch.
A sample of corkbark pine seedlings
After pulling needles
It’s nice to be at this stage after working with these trees for several years. Over the next few years, the goal will be to improve branch density and rewire the trunks to set the final trunk lines.
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