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  1. J

    Limber Pine 3-4 Year-Old Needles Removal

    I bought and repotted this Limber Pine in Spring. When would be the best time to pluck/remove the browning 3-4 year old needles on single flush pines? Some needles just fall off with little effort and some I have to pull a little bit for it to come off. Would it be fine to remove the needles now...
  2. W

    How to cut a black pine

    So I am very new to bonsai I understand how to cut deciduous tree but conifer or pine I’m kind of lost. mod I need to take it in stages? I have a tree that, if it was straight would be 3 feet tall. I think. It’s about a inch and a half in diameter. But I want to shorten it a lot obviously. I’ll...
  3. DaveJ

    Started work on my raw Mugo, how did I do?

    I bought this mugo pine a couple of months back, and started work on it yesterday. Cleaned out the needles, trimmed the candles and uncovered some of the trunk, but as I was slip potting into a pond basket I only teased out the roots slightly. I also potted it in a more upright position. I’ve...
  4. LeoMame

    JRP - Pinus Densiflora branch selection

    Hello Bonsai people, I came across this tiny Japanese Red Pine in a local bonsai nursery, and brought it home: it's tiny and it has some very interesting movement on the trunk, so I couldn't pass. Now the issue: I'm a bit stuck with branch selection, as the top of the tree has a cluster of 4...
  5. S

    Making bonsai from bought Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii)

    Hi everyone, This is my first post and my first experience with bonsai. I recently bought a Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) and would like to style this to make a bonsai tree. I live in Stockholm, Sweden and came to the conclusion I am in "hardiness" zone 7 according to...
  6. BarkLeafTrees

    JWP Discolouring Needles

    Hi everyone! Im not sure if this is normal for white pines it’s got a blue ting to the needles so I’m assuming it must be grafted but they seem to be losing colour. Any tips would be great as I don’t want it getting any worse! Thanks Ben
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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”...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Aaron S.

    Repotting Pines

    I have a loblolly pine that I would like to repot. When is the best time to do that?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  20. Balbs

    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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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?
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