Pine actions scheme
information quoting Peter Tea, working at Aichi-en
Five needle pines
"Time table of when to work one your
five needle pine or any other high mountain pines.
Jan-March (Winter) = repotting
April-May (Spring) = pinching
new grow where needed (this step is only for more refined trees). If it’s a
developing tree, you can begin feeding the tree.
August-November (Fall) = remove
old needles, reduce new branches to two and wire the tree. This is also the
time to start feeding refined trees till Winter.
- and repeat…. pretty straight
forward huh? Depending on your area, the time table may be shifted forward or
backwards. This schedule is good for Japan and the US and I believe most
countries in the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere where the
seasons are at different times, adjust it according to the season.
Also note that high mountain pines
do not like a lot of water so take care not to over water the trees and allow
them to stay on the dryer side relative to other species."