Pinus Sylvestris Yamadori

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Hey folks.

I’ve got myself a new Pinus Sylvestris - a yamadori tree that originally came from Poland. It’s been out of the ground for 2-3 years and has been in this pot for all that time. Trunk is a bit straight but there is one side that shows some movement and there’s not much taper but it has some great bark and I’m still pleased with it! Think it might have some potential to make something pretty good.

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Sorry Andy,
couldn't resist to do a quick virt ...

- The trunc slightly tilted to right
- getting rid of the knob (without deadwood)
- a little pad-design here and there
- is reachable within six to seven years imo

'Hope you like ...

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Thanks for the virt Arnold! I keep looking at it and am liking it more and more! I was considering taking the top down and leaving the deadwood up there but I do like the idea of keeping some green up high. Thanks again!
 

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Hey folks. If I go for a design something similar to Arnold’s virtual, I would need to remove the deadwood at the top of the tree. When would be the best time to do this? Can I do this now? Or do I need to wait until spring / summer? And if I can remove the deadwood now, can I still do this now? Or have I missed the boat for this season?

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deadwood = dead

It does not matter when you do this.
You could even do this when get home drunk from a bar. But then, do not use powertools. 🤪

When you do remove it, consider leaving small stubs, or make a longer transition: I am not convinced Pine will close cuts as willingly as some other species. A regular flat-cut wound might not be the prettiest.
 

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Whether you proceed in that direction or not, I would not recommend removing that deadwood, at least initially.

First, that deadwood appears to be a feature, something unique. Something that shows age. If I grow a Scots from seed, I can have a long straight trunk in a few years. What tells us that this tree is more than 3 years old? The deadwood.

Second, removing deadwood is an irrevocable decision, don’t make it lightly. You can always reduce it later, but you can never get it back.

If this were my tree, I’d be less concerned with the foliage pads and more intent on bringing attention to the parts of the tree I like, which would include the deadwood at the top and on the trunk.

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If I grow a Scots from seed, I can have a long straight trunk in a few years. What tells us that this tree is more than 3 years old? The deadwood.
My answer would have been the bark and the tiny bits of movement in the trunk..

That does not mean I disagree with
removing deadwood is an irrevocable decision, don’t make it lightly

But not every evergreen needs deadwood. :)
 

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Just my2cents, i would also keep deadwood, ten-jin , jins, etc . You can do the same virtual with the deadwood to add some caracter/wildness (if you enjoy deadwood)
 

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deadwood = dead

It does not matter when you do this.
You could even do this when get home drunk from a bar. But then, do not use powertools. 🤪

When you do remove it, consider leaving small stubs, or make a longer transition: I am not convinced Pine will close cuts as willingly as some other species. A regular flat-cut wound might not be the prettiest.
Hey Leather. I thought that if I was working on the deadwood I should carve the wood back until reached the live tissue? Which would mean exposing live tissue and this is why I asked if I could do this work now? If that makes sense?! 🤣
 

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Thanks for your replies folks. Now I’m wondering if I should keep the deadwood..... Maybe I should do a survey and see what you all think? (Dont know if it’s possible to put a vote thing in here - i don’t know how to do that!)
 

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Maybe I should do a survey and see what you all think?
Or you decide what YOU like best :).

Starting WITH deadwood is easier than without.. Removal is always still and option.

Dont know if it’s possible to put a vote thing in here - i don’t know how to do that!
afaik that is only possible with a new thread.
 
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