pruning advice big pinus parviflora japanese white pine

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pruning advice big pinus parviflora japanese white pine

Post  stoneage on Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:50 pm

got this pinus parviflora, japanese white pine today its 1.1 meter high
and got a 4 cm trunk now in a 15-20 litre pot
want to cut the somehow emty top and start its training
any ideas??
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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:17 pm

hey Jonas - even if you cut there, the next section down is quite empty too... long straight and barren...
as is the section below that one...

hard to see in the pics, but what about an even shorter tree ?

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Post  stoneage on Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:18 pm

yes kevin..a little tricky the space betwen branches futher down is ok i think
it just to many...im a little afraid to cut to many branches in one go
its a quiet exclusive and precius tree..
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Post  MrFancyPlants on Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:37 pm

I agree with Kevin and would add with a grain of salt as I am NOT a white pine expert, but:

Consider leaving the top for now but focus on branch selection as well as identifying your future leader.  You can wire everything out and remove some shading growth.  It may look funny for a while, but the top would be a sacrifice growth in oder to give the tree more energy to recover from your styling, and can be removed later.  Some of those whirls however should be addressed sooner rather than later as the can contribute to reverse taper.
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Post  stoneage on Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:51 pm

tanx for idea fancy plants..
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Post  Vance Wood on Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:34 pm

I would cut the tree down to the point you have marked and watch what happens.  It seems the upper/bare portion of the tree may still be active but I don't see that part of the tree doing anything other than trying to attract resources in exchange for meager and useless growth.  Cutting the top back will force the energy into more useful portions of the tree.  You can always cut it back further when you understand how the tree is going to react.
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Post  Vance Wood on Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:36 pm

Cut it down to the point you have marked, you can always cut it back further latter.
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Post  stoneage on Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:00 pm

tanx for idea,,il get on the prodject....
i would like to root prune and plant it in
a smaller training pot springtime..
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