Do I pluck needles from Japanese Red Pine?

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I ordered this seedling back in the spring. In mid July I clipped the candle, and got alot of back budding. Now do I still need to pluck the old needles, and if so when? andy
 

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Red pine can be treated much like JBP, but your tree is quite a ways away from needing that kind of care. Just let it grow now, you have a lot of new branches started, but it just needs to grow out now.

-Darrell
 

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so they don't need to be plucked to allow more light in? That comes as the tree gets bigger?
 
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Darrell is correct. Aside from your first candle cut, you won't be doing much candling for a while, either. I would wire this one to get some movement in the trunk. You can do that best in Feb. or March before it gets too active.
 

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Hey Andy - is that growing in pure pine or fir bark? How's that working out? Seems to be in cute little pond baskets too. Cool.
 

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I took and just pot slipped it into the pond basket. I have a small pond and some sitting around. Its a mixture of pine bark, and lava rock, with its original soil. I have all of 5 of my trees in the pond baskets. Seems to be doing well. We will see how it does through the winter. Im going to mulch around it. andy
 

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