I styled a large black pine, much like the large nursery one, I just have a couple questions as I haven’t done suck a large pine before.
The link above is the pine from my blog, and I have remove most the branches and have removed the top as well. I used the branch in the 4th picture down. I have wrapped it n’ such and bent it around 60 degrees, a major bend. There was no cracking that I could hear but I’m sure the cambium is slightly damaged. He are my questions
I have removed around 65% of all the branches but have left a few here at there, can I remove the rest and just keep what I want for the style?
It’s planted in a nursery container and is packed with roots, I don’t plan on repotting it this spring so am I able to cradle prune this year base on if it grows strongly?
How much protection do I need to give it? Should I protect it from freezeing temapture? Or should it just be fine?
Also this is a general question and pertains to this tree, due to the size and style a Shari and Jin will be needed to make it look good. While not common I will use preservers and such to keep it well maintained. When can this be done and does this need to be done in stages or all at once? The part past the live fine I can work any time but I mainly wondering about the area where the live vine is concerned. Or should I just let it die back naturally and just remove it then?