Basically, we don’t pinch junipers. We cut new long extensions with scissors…and I know that in itself will raise some eyebrows. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about junipers. For starters, needle and scale junipers are maintained totally [...]
The video shows the procedure of branch refinement to build ramification on Larch branches by removing the overly large branch tips and replacing them with finer growth from further back on the branch.
Please watch to the end as I have added a small nit [...]
On my first and only visit to Kihachiro Kamiya’s nursery in 1999, I found Daisaku Nomoto working on a young black pine. It was close to 30 years old, and the tree was beautiful to me; it had a large base and fast taper and was more full than the pines I [...]
The two worst scenarios you are likely to encounter in dealing with nursery trees are the mud ball core and layered concentric roots. Both conditions are caused by the way trees are handled in the nursery trade. The first, the mud ball core, is the result [...]