I had a question if you don’t mind answering. I have seen your garden tour, and have been reading your blog for years. How do you decide what needs to go, and what needs to stay on young pines in development?
I am asking in regards to this young JBP which was one of the first trees I grew. The exposed root tree has grown very well and the needles have gotten very long. I needle plucked/trimmed in the fall to keep small buds near the trunk from being shaded out.
The mass of foliage on the left will be left to thicken the trunk, but how do you I think I should approach the branches closer to the trunk? Where do you go from here on young pines you have in your garden?