JBP/Larch

CrisisM0de

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Hello!

I am hoping to get some clarification on JBP care. Also, I seem to have killed most of a branch while unwiring a larch :( ... is it worth keeping it and hoping, or does it just get the chop? Are there downsides to leaving it? Its a sad loss because I think that was one of the trees possible futures and was a nice branch.


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I also have two JBP that I acquired last fall, wired and potted in November. I removed the wire from them last month, but had to put the wire back on one as it didn't seem like it was holding I guess. My understanding is that needle plucking and de-candling are operations for trees that are in the refinement phase, trees that have reached desired trunk diameter. However, I am concerned the lower branches, probably the future bonsai will not survive if left alone. The lower 3 branches here did not seem to have buds at all for this year until quite late. Shouldn't the energy be balanced sooner rather than later?

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This second one has more going on and the energy is being divided up far more. I will eventually remove the bottom left branch. There are some struggling buds on this tree as well, but I am less concerned with preserving them than on the other pine.

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sorce

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I think it'll be better without that branch.

Seems you have a new one coming too?

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PeaceLoveBonsai

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Those JBPs look pretty healthy to me. I wouldn’t mess with them too much. Good starter material, but it’s gonna be a few years before any real work is needed on those pines. Just keep doin what you’re doin. ✌🏻
 
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