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.
To do: Foliage must be chased back using pruning and pinching. Tree must be repotted into training pot in spring.