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  1. L

    30+ Year Old Pinus Silverstris “Beuvronensis” in 5 Gallon Pot

    I have a 30+ year old Scots Pine in a 5 gallon pot that has only received water and never left the pot. I would like to prune and shape it. I am wondering if there are any extra considerations I should have when pruning such an old, pot bound tree. Also, how much of the roots can I remove, say...
  2. Pine_nut

    Need help with my ponderosa pine

    Hello all, I acquired this collected ponderosa pine in September from my local club auction. It was in it’s second year after being collected. It has been going down hill ever since. Can someone with ponderosa experience tell me what may be wrong with it and what is the best course of action...
  3. Fishtank307

    Mugo pine with drop branch

    I scored this very nice mugo pine yesterday. The previous owner styled and maintained it for 11 years. Before wiring: After clean-up, light pruning and wiring: Backside: Shari: Will repot this spring
  4. C

    Japanese Black Pine Seeds

    I'm not super picky about the cultivar (or parent cultivar, rather), but am looking for some Japanese black pine seeds. Ideally I would just buy a pinecone, but am open to loose seeds too.
  5. Bu-Jetjet

    Upright California Native Knobcone Pine

    Hello folks! I was tempted to include this for the five-year native challenge, but it wouldn’t be fair since I’ve been training this little guy in a pot for the past 6 years. It’s a Knobcone Pine I rescued from a garden that was being remodeled back in 2015. Some say it’s an “Urban Yamadori”...
  6. G

    Germination of older Pine Seeds

    Hey Guys I got myself some Pine seeds from the Internet . But after a little research i am now confused. I read about stratification, which is not a new thing to me, but i also found out that some people pour hot water over the seed to 'scarify' them(i have never heard of that before). I think...
  7. Bonsai Noodles

    How much sun do pines need during winter dormancy?

    I'm sure this varies by species, but what have your experiences been with keeping pines in winter dormancy with/without sunlight? Let's say popular pine species for now: Japanese Black Pine, Japanese White Pine, Scots Pine, Mugo Pine, etc. I'm planning to keep a Scots Pine in an unheated/unlit...
  8. Aaron S.

    Repotting Pines

    I have a loblolly pine that I would like to repot. When is the best time to do that?
  9. G

    Styling advice on my pine (pinus radiata... maybe)

    I'm really not sure what direction to take this tree. There are 5 branches coming off the main trunk. They have between 2-4 candles each. My initial thoughts are to go really minimal and follow the curve of the trunk by removing the two branches on the right (first photo). It will also slow...
  10. mystery hitch hiker!

    mystery hitch hiker!

    noticed this little hitcher in my variegated pafra! wonder what it'll be? yard has white pine, spruce, and hemlock...
  11. Clicio

    When too much mychorrizea is not so good for pines.

    Three weeks ago, when buds were starting to swell around here, I noticed that one of the JBP (a neagari in a tall pot) was not draining very well. As it had been repotted in the spring of 2019 in very draining soil, I decided to pull it off from the pot to check the issue. To my big surprise the...
  12. R

    Austrian Black Pine Potential Bonsai?

    Hello all, I'm just starting out looking into bonsai, so a complete novice. Bought a tree from a friend, hasnt started out as a bonsai but could I make it into a bonsai? If so how would I go about this? It's about 2ft high. Thanks, Ross
  13. S

    Bad decisions pruning a Scots pine, any hope?

    Hi all, I am a bit new to bonsai, but I have a few trees I am proud of. Today I got a Scots pine that would be the biggest one I've worked on yet. I got a bit overzealous removing branches and am having a bit of remorse about it. I don't think there is an obvious choice for a leader left at...
  14. B

    Bosnian Pine

    Hi All, I picked up a Bosnian pine on deep discount at HD the other day, along with some Mugos. I was hoping for some advice on this one. I was hoping you could all weigh in on branch selection. Or, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. Anyway, I’m very new, so I’m not sure where to go from here...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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?
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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)...
  25. 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?
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