Mugo Pine

somegeek

Yamadori
Messages
89
Reaction score
1
Location
SW Washintgon
USDA Zone
8b
Hey folks - I've picked up a few $5 Mugos at my local big box store to cut my teeth on. I've lurked for a bit and checked out the archived Mugo threads. Looking for some advice regarding pruning at this point for the trunk line on this tree. After pulling back the soil, I found nice base to work with.













The green line is the trunk line I'd like to keep. Red is a branch I was pondering removing. I know this has several years to go but curious as to what I should remove at this point to redirect energy where needed and which I should keep as sacrifices or permanent branches?

Appreciate any input.

somegeek
 

jk_lewis

Masterpiece
Messages
3,820
Reaction score
1,109
Location
Western NC
USDA Zone
7-8
I dunno about the green line, but the red line in the first pic can certainly go. Cut it flush (then concave) with the trunk.

You might consider removing some of the needles.
 

misfit11

Chumono
Messages
786
Reaction score
886
Location
Petaluma CA
USDA Zone
15
Is this the right time of year to be pruning pines? I have always heard that you should prune pines in the late summer/early fall in order to reduce sap loss. Any input from the senior members?
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Walter Pall Mugo Pine #67 Pines 3
Kadebe Mugo Pine - artistic eye needed Pines 6
Walter Pall Mugo Pine #7 Pines 10
Walter Pall Mugo Pine #15 Pines 3
Walter Pall Mugo PIne #1 Pines 5

Similar threads

Top