I have some questions about 2-3 year old JBP regarding the right steps I should take at this stage.
i’ll ask about specific trees and try to use the answers for all the rest.
Start with a simple one:
should I remove long needles from the bottom part to get more sunshine in?
should I reduce the sacrifice leader to one or a few less candles?
the long needle question applies here as well.
There are 3 branches at the bottom section. one will probably be a new leader and the other a branch. I think they start to create a burrell. Should I select now? would you keep the stronger long internode two or the weaker two?
If I have lots of buds at the bottom. can I or should I remove all the needles around them? they are not active.
very similar questions. adding thet the bottom branches on this one are strong with long internodes. should I cut back at this stage? or let them grow freely to thicken up? again. one of the 3 will be a new leader and its going to be a small tree. unless you think this can be a large one and I should act differently.
I can’t show it now but the nebari on this one is outstanding
this one has active buds at the bottom. I have already made a selection at the bottom last year… all the long needles at the bottom block the sun. should they all go?
should I cut off some at the top? the candles there are super long…
I guess these are general questions as well. I would like to know your decision making process and reasons for doing or not doing something so I could use it on all the JBPs here.
I really appreciate your help… you are making the bonsai world better!