In the fall of 2014, I did some aggressive styling on this Corkbark Black Pine, ‘Kyokko Yatsabusa’. It tolerated the work, but I did lose a few branches, and the 2015 growing season was a bit disappointing. I repotted it in 2016, which meant the 2016 growing season wasn’t going to be too strong either.
This fall, I decided to take a very conservative approach, by removing old needles, downward-facing needles, and a minimal amount of wiring to move branches roughly into position, rather than detail wore out every shoot.
Here is where it started and ended fall work: