I came across this tree in the Garden City Arboretum. The orange strapping is eye-catching. Retraining bamboo poles are employed too (click for detail). I read the sign. It says:
Japanese Black Pine
This pine is commonly grown in some parts of the world, but apparently not here. The Japanese Black Pine is notable for being one of the most salt-tolerant needle evergreens, and therefore is valuable for seashore landscapes and stabilizing sand dunes. It is also good as a bonsai plant.
I thought the point was to start torturing them when they're a lot smaller.