Styling Scotch Pine

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Styling Scotch Pine

Post  JotaBe! on Fri May 10, 2013 1:17 pm

Hi, I would like asking you about a possible design of this Scotch Pine (Pinus silvestrys), this tree was collected this Spring and nowadays it shows the needles of the small candles.
It was planted in this training pot of plastic with Akadama-Pomice 50%-50%, it still have a fine layer of original soil from the field but all else under this fine layer is a draining soil.The next year if the health of the tree is fine I will try to remove the old soil.
I need some help about the styling, it depends of the tree but in Autumn I will try to put some wires and I would like know your opinion of the tree and its possible styling, I don't control Photoshop quite enough
: )

Here you have some pictures:

















Thanks a lot, regards from Barcelona!

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Re: Styling Scotch Pine

Post  JimLewis on Fri May 10, 2013 3:02 pm

Whatever you decide to do with it, I think you work from the perspective of the third picture. I also think you get rid of all the "stuff" going off to the left in that picture.

From there, it will take someone much more familiar with how pines behave to advise you. MY thought is that, somehow, the foliage has to be brought in closer to the trunk.

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Re: Styling Scotch Pine

Post  sunip on Fri May 10, 2013 6:55 pm

Hello JotaBe,
If this tree with good potential, is collected this spring, let it grow for at least three years before any styling can be done safely.
Sunip Wink

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Re: Styling Scotch Pine

Post  JotaBe! on Fri May 10, 2013 9:28 pm



Hi Jim, I didn't cut neither branch of this Pine to improve his recuperation and maybe in the future I could use the branch of the near of the base to do some graftings with this branch.

Yes Sunip, I also think that until the health of the pine is good I won't do nothing that could harm it.

But thinking about his styling I think is a good exercise until it takes vigour Smile

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