White Pine Rewire—

Michael Hagedorn

A client’s White Pine was in the studio this week for a quick cut back and rewire. 

About every three years a nip and tuck with scissors is needed on this tree. We didn’t pick up the concave pruners for this cutback. 

Most of the wire sizes were 16-20, with a few branches needing size 10 (copper sizes). These were light adjustments on a tree that’s been wired many times. 


A shaggy White Pine in need of rework. 


After pruning back over-long shoots. This was all scissor work. Old needles were removed as well. This is the Miyajima cultivar, and as a semi-dwarf it produces many buds. Unlike White Pine grown from seed, Miyajima often needs shoot selection to prevent overcrowding.


After wiring. This isn’t show wiring, but sets the tree up for another couple years of growth. 

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