shohin japanese black pine

the tree as it is before any work.

the tree as it is before any work.

this is a japanese black pine that i have grow since 2003 purchased as a little seedling. the movement in the trunkline was wired in 2005. it was then just being pruned back regularly to maintain the shape and sustainability of the low branches.

today i dedided to work on it to take it to the next phase of its existence.

with the top half chpped off to showcase the interesting trunk.

with the top half chpped off to showcase the interesting trunk.

the remaining branches wired into position.

the remaining branches wired into position.

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it now measures 32cm to the very tip of the needle of the new apex. i plan to have the total height reduced to below 30cm in the next 2-3 years.