1. Carapace

    How to train/care for ponderosa pines???

    Hi guys, I just got a 2 yo ponderosa pine, I plan on making it a very tall literati and with what I've watched on youtube and read online about them, I understood that I shouldn't decandle them and. Does this mean that I shouldn't touch the candles at all or just that I need to cut them above a...
  2. S

    decandling in cold climate

    Can I decandle with such conditions? USDA 6 average january temperatures: -1C average july temperatures: 20C start of the growing season: late march/early april (on deciduous tree, where it's well visible) If you need any more information, let me know.
  3. ecalvillo7

    Pine question... growth without candles?

    Hi Bonsai Nuts! I got a pine from a friend some months ago and started to see some budding in the needles that were cut. It seems as if it does not grow by candles but by budding where the cut was made... so, now i don´t know if it is really a pine, or is it a different species of tree? Any help...
  4. A

    Bud selection on Non-decandled Black Pine?

    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...
  5. K

    I found this very helpful ... decandling vs. breaking pine shoots.

    As a novice to pines, articles and advice can be confusing ... the link below helped me better understand the two techniques of decandling vs. breaking pine shoots on various types of pines. Hopefully the link works ... if not, cut and paste into your browser. Cheers Kelly...
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