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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby Scott Roxburgh » January 5th, 2011, 3:26 pm

Seeing it like that makes it look even more amazing!

Thanks Steven.
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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby Sabamiki AKA Craig » February 27th, 2011, 3:08 pm

Hi Grant, what an amazing tree, you've done a great job :clap: i cant wait for more pics, :2c:
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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby NBPCA » February 28th, 2011, 11:52 am

Hi all,

The Green five needle Pine is doing fine after its repot. We had to do a fuller repot than I wanted as the soil was staying too wet and when we did get a lokk at it the roots weren't great.

It is now doing fine and some wire will need to be cut off progressively over the next few months.

It could be on display earlier than I originally thought but it will still in all likelihood be another year or so,

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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby NBPCA » April 13th, 2011, 4:09 pm

Hi all,

The wire was just starting to bite so we removed all the wire last week. It has sprung a little of course but we will not rewire it straight away. No hurry with this one and it has already come a long way in a short time.
Five needle pine as of 13th April 2011.JPG


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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby Leigh Taafe » April 13th, 2011, 6:26 pm

Just 8 hours to unwire too.
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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby NBPCA » August 15th, 2011, 2:49 pm

Update for this pine.

It has been in its pot for almost a year now and is doing OK.

We will allow it to grow and gain more vigour over the spring and summer period without any major work.

We will do a candle cut back of the new growth in January and probably do some light refinement wiring then.

The tree had a lot of work done on it last year so this year is a rest and recover year.

It is still probably 18 months to 2 years off show condition yet.

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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby NBPCA » September 25th, 2011, 11:50 am

As advised above the Green FNP at the collection is doing very well considering the amount of work that was done on it last year
FNP close ups 006 - Copy.JPG


We started a separate thread on FNP techniques elsewhere.

viewtopic.php?f=131&t=9589 Please feel free to contribute pictures and comments on your own FNP here.

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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby NBPCA » January 13th, 2012, 1:30 pm

And now something for all the Dendrochronologists out there.

How old was the branch.JPG


We removed the copper wire that we strangled the branch with 21 months ago.

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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby NBPCA » January 13th, 2012, 3:09 pm

Under the microscope it looks like there are a minimum of about 25 growth rings.

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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby NBPCA » January 16th, 2012, 10:17 am

Touniquet still in place - Copy.JPG

Touniquet removed and ready to test - Copy.JPG

Immediately after the cut was made. - Copy.JPG

Some time later a little ooze - Copy.JPG


I inspected the cut on Monday morning and there is no sign of any continuing bleed.

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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby Grant Bowie » June 6th, 2013, 1:58 pm

Hi all,

We will be starting the next stage of the overhaul of this wonderful tree on Monday 10th June(June long weekend). This coming Monday.

Monday morning will start with photographing the tree in its current shape and then some dramatic changes are going to take place.

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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby Grant Bowie » June 14th, 2013, 9:11 pm

June 2013.JPG
1st branch off..JPG
2nd branch off.JPG
3rd branch off; hidden behind and part of lowest branch.JPG
3 branches gone in a flash.JPG


Started work on this tree on Monday as expected.

That was the quick bit.

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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby Grant Bowie » June 14th, 2013, 9:17 pm

2 branches on left wrapped, wired and pulled down.JPG
Lowest branch wired; showing where part of branch cut off.JPG


Branches wrapped near trunk with rubber, wire with heavy copper wire and then bent/pulled down and secured.
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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby Grant Bowie » June 14th, 2013, 9:28 pm

Mostly wired now.JPG
Partially positioned.JPG


That was the last photo today but ended up doing a lot more. Have put it away for a few weeks to see it wish fresh eyes.

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Re: [360°] Green Five needle pine at the NBPCA

Postby dansai » January 10th, 2016, 1:24 pm

Was looking through this old thread again and all I can say is wow. What a great job you guys did. I hope all the good work has continued and the tree is well.

Any chance of an update?
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