On a recent excursion to the south coast of NSW to help a friend repot an old Mugo Pine I finally got to collect a recent addition to my collection…

This JBP has been in a private collection since 1974, when it was grown from seed imported from Japan.

As can be seen, the bark is a good indicator of the tree’s age.

Although the tree has been repotted this year, I feel that this front would be a better fit. What are your thoughts?

New front?
Current front

The plan is to let the tree adjust to the cooler/drier climate of Canberra and grow throughout Spring to gain strength.

I will decide in early Summer if the tree is strong enough to decandle.

I will keep you posted on the tree’s progress.