One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Brad not only candled the Japanese Black Pine at the entrance to the Adminstration Building,
He thinned the branch structure. That's why you can see sky though the upper foliage. We think it'll be a healthier plant this way. The growth had gotten so thick that a percentage of the shed needles didn't fall to the ground, but were suspended by the densely packed growth. That's good habitat for pests and diseases.