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Japanese Black Pine - seedling cutting 2 weeks 1 day ago #69281

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Hi everyone,
this is the first time I write in this forum so forgive me if the topic alrady exists, I haven't found anything about it looking at the index.
I have planted some seeds of Japanese Black Pine in January so They're already 4 months old and They're constantly growing strong . In these 4 months I've read a lot about how taking care of the pine and how to grow them into Bonsai but I chose to avoid the seedling cutting because I'm a beginner and I was afraid to make some mistakes and accidentally kill them. Now I'm wondering if I did the right thing...I read different opinions about this topic on books and internet but I would like to know if there is an objective better way to act or if this is a choice that will impact just on the appearance of the tree.
Thanks in advance for every kind reply

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Japanese Black Pine - seedling cutting 2 weeks 19 hours ago #69289

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Hello and welcome.
Said technique is an advanced technique, if you dont know what you are doing you better not do it. It is absolutely not necessary to create a bonsai.
What is important is patience ( it will take at least 15 years to get something remotley looking like a pre-bonsai) and placing it outside ( inside they will die). Sun, water and the occasional fertilliser is all they need.
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Japanese Black Pine - seedling cutting 2 weeks 2 hours ago #69306

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Thank You very much for precious advice

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