I feel like this guy and I will be at a crossroads soon and I will be making the chop-chop. I thought I could make something out of the developing upper foliage... but I just don't see it anymore.
Late Fall-Winter will tell.
*posting to document the changes and/or development*
I have a black pine that is in the refinement stage. It was weaker than previous years this season, so I skipped decandling and allowed it to grow. The tree has filled in nicely and the energy is pretty even throughout. Many of the needle clusters have a single bud on the growing tip, but about...