I collect Lodgepole pines here in the Mountains. I usually don't get a lot of growth or bud back in the summer so this year I decided to change my fertilizer and now not only did I get some good growth (very long needles) but got lots of bud backs on branches etc and those buds are pushing needles now! What a difference. I will assume that I should probably protect these with the buds pushing needles in cold winter weather or maybe they will be done at that point. Nice to know that Lodgepoles will bud back like this with a different fertilizer application. Comments appreciated.