Hi all, I picked up a JWP recently that looks like it is grafted onto a black pine. Currently the needles are massive, I believe the tree has been sat in a corner for 5 years plus
Im looking for some advice on next steps for this tree, should I start working on reducing needle size over the years? Is it healthy enough. It looks like it also needs to back bud as branches are quite sparse. This year’s growth on bottom branches is only about 5mm and there are single buds on the tips. Should these be clipped now it’s hardened off?
Also, the trunk has a nice curve at the bottom, but after that the trunk is quite straight and then splits into two. Any feedback on if one of these trunks should be removed now.
Finally, any idea how old this tree might be?