Ponderosa Trunk / J. Black Pine Foliage: Decandled
Here are before and after photos of two decandled pines.
The twist here is both trunks are Ponderosa Pine, with Japanese Black Pine foliage grafted on them. That hasn’t made any difference with the decandling technique, however.
This small Ponderosa Pine trunk had two Japanese Black Pine scions grafted on it about 10 years ago. 8” high. The decandling technique has been identical to Japanese Black Pine on its own roots. Same energy, timing, everything.
This is another small Ponderosa Pine trunk, with Japanese Black Pine grafts. 11” high. As with the last specimen, this one has been decandled for 20 years, with the identical technique as Japanese Black Pine on its own roots.
Not familiar with decandling Black Pines? One of the finest articles about the details of decandling was written by my friend Jonas Dupuich, back in 2016: Decandling Black Pine Bonsai—An In-Depth Guide
June 2023 Bulletin Board
- Stone Lantern now has SIGNED copies of Bonsai Heresy!
- ALSO…signed copies of Post-Dated: The Schooling of an Irreverent Bonsai Monk!