Scots Pine Prep

This is one of the pines collected from a bog two years ago. It has recovered well but now’s the time to remove a few branches that won’t be needed in any final design. I also needed to chase back the foliage so that the tree back buds into more suitable areas over the next few years. Once I have this I can then start to think about styling the tree.

This was the tree being collected

and now before cut back.

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A straight bit here needs to be removed.

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And after cutting back

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8 comments on “Scots Pine Prep

    • A bit strange Bry, we collected off that bog two years in a row. First year the pines in the bog looked healthy and we had about an 80% survival rate. Second year the pines looked like they had been suffering and the survival rate dropped a lot. What’s left in the bog are not as good so we won’t be back.

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  1. Hi mate you know the training pot you made from wood if it’s treated wood
    Would it be harmful for the tree.i mean when the wood is treated ?

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  2. Definitely looking forward to watching this tree’s progress! It’s a good one. 🙂

    (Shah, I’ve heard of rare cases of chemicals leaching from treated wood and injuring trees, but only when the box was soaked for several hours in standing water.)

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