I’ve got a question about my Pinus Nigra. I was able to get this tree very cheap because the previous owner didn’t see any potential in it. I bought it to have the opportunity to learn about this species.
Here is a picture of the tree last spring:
And this is the tree now:
Here is my question:
I want to make a cut at the height of 1 of the red lines and build the tree further from that point. What would be the best time to do this?
In Q+A 19 Ryan explained the Pinus Nigra is neither singe or multiflush. So I have no idea what the best strategy would be. Here’s a few options I have considered:
- Let the tree grow for another season and hope for more backbudding. Depending on the growth next season maybe decandle or pinch in order to achieve more backbudding.
- Make the cut this fall in order and let the remaining foliage elongate next spring and summer.