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Author Topic: Pine pruning  (Read 7622 times)

Al

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Pine pruning
« on: June 01, 2011, 06:54:37 AM »
Masa Mizuno will be visiting Nikka-Yuko the week of June 12 for Scots pine
pruning.   Visitors are encouraged to stop by the garden and question the
gardeners
as to the hows and whys of pruning this type of plant material.   There may
be a Saturday morning workshop June 18 for a small fee.    Call the garden
at 403-328-3511
for information.

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 06:43:40 PM »
Thanks, Al!  I will add it to the calendar for you.

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2011, 04:46:26 PM »
Al- I had to check where Nikka Yuko is. Guessing spring comes later in Alberta than it does in the UK- I did a few trees here last week and felt I was a couple of weeks late already.
Keen to know how heavily scots pines are pruned over there? .
Any comments?
jake

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011, 11:52:00 PM »
 ;D  probably not as heavily as elsewhere... , the candles on the Belgian Blue's are only 3/4 of an inch long right now...

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 07:07:01 AM »
Sorry Jake, and all,  we are in southern Alberta Canada, Lethbridge.

The pine here are about 3 weeks behind normal.   I'll post pics after work
of thinning done 2years ago. 

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 08:54:00 PM »
before photo.

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2011, 08:57:01 PM »
After photo.  This was last years pruning.

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011, 02:02:51 PM »
hmm, thanks Al, always interesting to see climatic variation. Sots pines here are v vigorous, but I've found they don;t respond as well to full candling as black pines (thunbergii or nigra) so tend to pinch the candles back to an inch or two rather than completely.

Here, just to confound the thread even more is a thunbergii in Yamagata, during it's once a year prune. (photo by, and in the garden of, Yasuhito Tobitsuka, maker of Tobisho pruners)

before

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011, 02:03:19 PM »
after

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2011, 02:05:07 PM »
13th of June a few years ago, btw.

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2011, 05:02:26 PM »
Wow,   that would be extreme here Jake.

I was taught to remove the centre candle completely,  and reduce the smaller side candles to the length of the
surrounding needles when bunched up around the small candles, about 11/2 inches .


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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2011, 06:19:45 AM »
it looks pretty extreme even for Yamagata!

sorry to hijack your announcement...

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2011, 08:18:53 AM »
No worries Jake,   I appreciate your input.

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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2011, 11:03:50 PM »
   Hello all,

     How in the world do you get up to prune a tree at such heights. TIA

            John


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Re: Pine pruning
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2011, 09:16:45 AM »
I would love to see this to get a better understanding and a first eye point of view, one that cannot be picked up through reading. Unfortunately work is extremely busy. Will Masa Mizuno be here next year to help with the trees?

 

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