Pinus strobus (Eastern White Pine)

Pinus strobus (Eastern White Pine) #1

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Family: Pinaceae


Provenance: Collected from Saw Mill conservation area, Burlington, MA from a pocket of lean soil on exposed granite face. Nearly all feeder roots intact.

Date Acquired: 3/4/2016

Approx. Age at Acquisition: ~10 years


-3/16/2016, collected and planted in ground. Top leader removed. Tree in good shape with 1-2″ needles at time of collection (possibly due to water/nutrient deficiency on rock face?). Full crown and beginning to put out mature bark.

-9/2016, growing strongly.

-10/2016, Limbs pruned back to one or two nodes.

-4/15/17, Tree looking dry, some damage to branches.

-1/5/18, Tree uprooted and repotted in late fall in bonsai soil, overwintering on back porch. Foliage somewhat wilted, may have been damaged during potting.


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