Pine candles are selectively removed to create the pine's distinctive form.
Have you always wondered how the pine trees in the Japanese Garden achieve their distinctive form? Come and watch Seattle Japanese Garden's own Senior Gardener, Pete Putnicki, demonstrate an important spring pine pruning technique: candling. You'll have a chance to learn what candling is, how it's done, and ask questions of your own.
Pine Pruning Demonstration: Friday, May 24th, 10:30 a.m. in the courtyard. Free to the public.
Read more about pine pruning here!