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  1. walawelo

    Mugo Pine Question

    Hello everyone, I got a few Mugo pines at very good price at a clearance and decided to sacrifice one to the gods of bonsai in the name of practical experience XD Despite having a good horticultural background, when it comes to Bonsai I'm a total beginner with little practicial knowlege. I read...
  2. L

    Monroe pine, first project

    Hey all, for a little background info I am living in southern Utah, hardiness zone 8b. I’ve been really interested in bonsai for a few months and I believe I’ve identified a worthy project to start considering as my first. There’s a Monroe pine in my backyard that was planted about 5 years ago...
  3. Yugen

    Longevity of a compact branch: back buds and limits?

    I've come to a wall in my understanding of how, in the long run, to have a branch with compact foliage. By compact foliage I don't mean ramification, per say. I'm referring to having foliage on a branch that is closer to the trunk of the tree as opposed to growth near the tips of branches. I...
  4. Yugen

    Wassup tree nerds

    Hey y'all, This is my first post here, and already I have a sense that this is going to be a great place for information and art= win win! My first question: whether or not to use cut paste for pines. I used cut paste (image attached) on my first Scots pine bonsai because...well I heard you're...
  5. H

    Pine Bonsai

    I got gifted a ‘grow your own bonsai’ set for Christmas. I know that they’re pine and so far 3 out of the 4 seeds have been growing just fine. However I’m confused as to why they don’t really have roots? And what’s the best why to identify which type of pine they are?
  6. jbogard

    Afghan pine trunk chop

    I think I have found two threads that’s discuss the Afghan pine in regards to using it as a bonsai subject. The info is mixed so I guess working this tree is going to be more trial and error than anything. If anyone has anymore recent info on them I’d appreciate it. Some have said it is a one...
  7. Alexshep

    Growing Pinus maximartinezii from seed

    Pinus maximartinezii or the maxipiñon. A truly interesting species of pine. There are a few characteristics that make it a really unique among pines. For starters, it is the biggest seed of any pine, averaging about a gram each and up to 3cm long. The juvenile foliage stage lasts for several...
  8. fucious70

    Yamadori (Urbandori) Pine

    I live in Southern California. I was fortunate to come across an add of a person asking if anyone wanted the pine in the picture for free. I jumped on the opportunity to practice. First, does anyone know what type of pine this is? Second, please any direction on how to do this properly is...
  9. J

    Yamadori (???)

    Ok, I know now isn’t a good time to be digging up trees. I really wanted to get a feel for the difficulty of digging one up. And boy, did I get a feel. So like I said, I know this wasn’t a good idea for the tree’s sake, but this was more for testing exertion than gaining a healthy tree. I know...
  10. R

    Poisonous Pines and Care For Pines

    I have asthma and a lot of allergies too nature. So, 3/4ths of the bonsai kit my mom got cannot be used, the bonsais cause inflammation. I really like pines though and want one that grows it's own pinecones. 1) Is it possible too do so? 2) How tall does it need too be to grow pinecones? 3)...
  11. Storm87

    Identifying a pine

    Hi all, I bought a pine from a local nursery, however the label said just 'pine'. Anyone got an idea what kind of pine this is exactly. It's a two needle pine. Maybe the visible cone can provide the necessary info? And while we at it; any ideas for a design?
  12. Fishtank307

    Yamadori Scots pine

    Last week I purchased this Scots pine. It was collected last spring in France. It's in good health, loads of buds popping up, even in the interior of the canopy. What attracted me was the nice movement in the base, deadwood and the long, elegant trunk. There are a lot of finer branches to work...
  13. Gsquared

    New Japanese White Pine

    I scored on club night in Portland. Got this JWP var. hagoromo for a song at the silent auction. It is about 18” from the soil line and about 20-22” wide. Very vigorous. Trunk is about 3” and the roots are in great shape; radiating on all sides. I read a little about the variety and it is...
  14. BenBSeattle

    Very cool video of Pine Pruning at Jizo Temple

    Just sharing this amazing pine pruning video at Jizo temple.
  15. Clicio

    Red Pine-Repot or wait little longer?

    Well, I have this JRP cascade that is sitting in this pot for too long. I got it two years ago, the original soil was a mix with mostly Akadama and now it is draining very badly. I guess there are two problems, the old packed Akadama + being root bound, so the needles are showing yellowing tips...
  16. C

    Neglected Mugo Pine

    I fished a mugo pine bonsai from the trash at the nursery i work at. Im wondering how to get it back to being healthy. Its a good size, almost all the needles are yellow and falling off. There is new green growth and there is sap in the buds(i plucked one off). I know its not dead but im...
  17. kevinlovett86

    Mail order mishap / free tree

    So while I was looking for the right tree to plant in my coconut a couple of weeks ago, I must’ve clicked the wrong buttons because I can’t read Chinese properly. This is what I ordered... And that’s what arrived. It’s small, twisty and has got great potential. Today the security guards told...
  18. K5ATG

    Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda

    I have been told that there is not much information out there for using loblolly pine as bonsai trees. So this is my effort to expand the knowledge base for these trees. So here I will showcase my many mistakes in growing one of these trees as a bonsai. The Loblolly Tree is the fastest...
  19. K5ATG

    Pine training

    I'm growing some Loblolly Pines and starting today Japaneses Black Pines. Is there a certain age that is ideal to start wiring and training? I think I read somewhere that 4 years is about right. I know I have some time to go yet as my oldest pine tree is almost 4 months old.
  20. FilipMerynos

    Ponderosa pine, two options

    Hello guys, and HELLO because it's my first post here :) I'd like to ask you about the way I should go with my 18yo Ponderosa. I bought it for around 47 dollars and previous didn't mean to make bonsai out of it. Anyway, I have a dilemma with branch marked as "A" on the photos. I think there are...
  21. K5ATG

    Loblolly Pine

    Hello everyone, new to the forums here but so far it looks like the place to be. I'm really just getting started in bonsai. I have always been interested but I have never really jumped in as I was busy gardening and landscaping. Then I developed a pretty nasty health issue and I was forced to...
  22. Crizzi Questions

    Should I dig it up and pot it?

    So I have this pine in my yard. It’s on the side of my house and I will be moving before next winter. Now that I’m into bonsai and looking to acquire trees I’m dying to try to dig this up! While I’m new to bonsai I see potential here. Questions.... What kind of pine is this? How wide should...
  23. C

    Transitional soil?

    Hi all, I have a question that I cant seem to find an answer to online or in my books. I live in zone 6b and I am just getting into conifers. I currently have a small white pine and a cypress. Im not trying to bind them yet or anything. I just want them to be happy and healthy for a year or...
  24. Clicio

    Akamatsu - JRP apex prune or wire?

    I have this healthy Japanese Red Pine cascade, but I don't quite like the way the apex outgrew the botton. Asked some people around, and some say I should chop it to the lowest pair of candles, but.. others say I should not lose all this growth and wire the apex branch (bend the hell out of it)...
  25. W

    Article A quick look in the rhizosphere of pines V1. Final

    I cut some pine roots off of live plants and put them in Petri's with sources of food for fungi and bacteria. I wanted to visualize what happens after transplanting and how the rhizobial community (root-area community) restores itself in different pines and different stages of growth. The...
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