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Bonsai I have a tree that I think is a Scots Pine


By C2itken

Derbyshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have a tree that I think is a Scots Pine, which I have grown from seed, planted in 1975, re-potted three or four times, I have always pinched out half hight of the candles each year and done a little wiring but this year some of the candles look different? fatter, and like small sweet corn? I hope this is normal and if anyone knows different I am willing to learn! Could it be pine cones growing on such a small tree? or is it bugs?
Please help as this tree is like a family member and I want it to survive !

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By 'candles' do you mean the new growth shoots? If that's what you have had previously, then these fatter ones are cones forming. And, yes, they can grow on such a small tree. It's the age of it that matters. I, too, am small and of an age!!! lol!

1 Jun, 2010


Thank you for your reply *Volunteer* and yes all that the tree has had in the past 35 years is "growth" candles? which I have shortened each year.
I planted the seeds from a Bonsai kit and re-potted four or five times with root pruning.
I have a better picture on my "C2itken" page now showing the difference between these shoots and ones that have looked just like branch buds in the past.
thank you again

1 Jun, 2010

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