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Black Pine Looking Sad

Post  mmazanek on Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:59 am

Hello! I'm new to the forum and I decided to register and join the community because my black pine tree which I've been growing from a seed for the past 2 years has recently been looking very weak. It's been inside all winter and I'm worried I didn't give it a dormancy period and was wondering if I should stick it in the fridge or leave it outside. It's quite cold now and NYC just got hit with a ton of snow.

It used to have very shiny and strong pointy needles but I just noticed tonight it's needles looked thin and frail and some of the tips were brittle and would crack when pulled. I never pruned the tree because I never read anywhere that I should under 2 years but the tree started sprouting in about April of 2014. I got nervous and decided to prune a bit of the tree but all I really did was end up clearing all of the needles from the bottom third of it and a few from the top and middle thirds. Needless to say my tree is looking very sad. I was planning on repotting it in February but perhaps I should do it now?

I'm attaching some pictures so you can see the horrible job I did pruning it.





Can someone HALP Sad this tree is very important to me and I'm a total newb at this stuff.

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Re: Black Pine Looking Sad

Post  leatherback on Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:45 am

A pine with brittle needles is typically a dead pine.
A pine grown indoors is, without very specific cnonditions, typically a dead pine within a year or two
A pine pushed from warm conditions into frost is a very unhappy pine

I would say.. Start preparing for bad news.
But do post somepictures to get an idea of the state of thiings

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Re: Black Pine Looking Sad

Post  mmazanek on Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:48 pm




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Re: Black Pine Looking Sad

Post  chadley999 on Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:48 pm

I hate to say it, but if that were mine I would have chucked it by now

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Re: Black Pine Looking Sad

Post  mmazanek on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:16 pm

Its a sad thing Sad Any thing I can do to try and save it? Should I give it more sunlight less sunlight? I don't water it that much but I make sure it's relatively moist. The soil looks dry but its because I just added a bit of new soil. I've been dry fertilizing it but perhaps that's where I went wrong. At this point I'm convinced it was due to improper climate conditioning. I was afraid to leave it outside for too long since I had no way of protecting it from birds or heavy wind in the summer. As you can see it's pretty weak and I don't think on track with a near two year seedling.

Perhaps I should just try again. This little guy had some serious sentimental value to me and I let em' down.

We'll see how the rest of the winter pans out but is there anything anyone things I should do?


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Re: Black Pine Looking Sad

Post  leatherback on Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:29 pm

Does not look too bad, imho. I ave seen the snow you have been getting; The best place for it would be frost-free, with lots of sunlight. If you leave it outside in fall, it should have no problems with the weather you are having over there.

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Re: Black Pine Looking Sad

Post  mmazanek on Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:28 am

So when you say frost free should I stick it outside in the sun during the day if its warm enough? What about watering it or leaving it inside in the sun?

Thanks again!

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