Pitch Pine

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Due to the encouragement of a fellow bonsai enthusiast I have been able to harvest this wonderful Pitch Pine. I went off to the mountains in Virginia yesterday and retrieved it.

This tree stands about 4 ft. above the soil level. The nebari is about 8" across the long way. My main concern is that I was not able to get a great deal of fine feeder roots to support it as it gets established in the grow box. That box is 16" square.

Any guidance from anyone that knows yamadori Pitch Pine survival would be welcome. I don't want to loose this thing.
 

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rockm

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Sure this is a Pitch?

Being a long-time Va. resident who grew up in the Blue Ridge, you sure this isn't a Va. Pine (Pinus virginiana)? The needles don't look like Pinus Rigida...

Where'd you dig it?
 

TheSteve

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i don't know about pitch pine specifically but i will note that your soil looks a bit heavy. You are going to want massive oxygen transfer to build those roots back up. 100% pumice or lava or a mix of both would be good.
 
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Where'd you dig it?

Dug it in the Jefferson National Forest.

It is with no doubt a Pitch Pine. Attached is a close up of a branch. Three needle bunches, twisted, yellowish green. And a photo of the lone pine cone on one of the trunks, sorry it is a little blurry.

Planting medium is Turface, course sand, some pine bark and some of the soil from the collection site.
 

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tanlu

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Looks like a Pitch Pine to me. I hope it's survived since then.

If you happened to have found new info on Pitch Pine please do share.
 
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