Corkbark Black Pine Fall Work

In the fall of 2014, I did some aggressive styling on this Corkbark Black Pine, ‘Kyokko Yatsabusa’.  It tolerated the work, but I did lose a few branches, and the 2015 growing season was a bit disappointing.   I repotted it in 2016, which meant the 2016 growing season wasn’t going to be too strong either.

This fall, I decided to take a very conservative approach, by removing old needles, downward-facing needles, and a minimal amount of wiring to move branches roughly into position, rather than detail wore out every shoot.  

Here is where it started and ended fall work:

I will continue to not expect much from it, and allow it to slowly fill in over time.

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