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There’s just many ways to make a smaller bonsai – and cutting and bending seem to do most of the work. As my new pine was nearly two meters tall, some cut was in order. Although I have yet to decide on the future of the tree, it is clear that I do not need the upper branches in the final design.
How to make the first cut
red arm sleeve provide assistance
me down to the remaining half of the upper branch with my second cut. That was enough for the tree in the workshop for further refinement.
Halve the upper branch
Even after making these reductions, this is still a big pine tree in more than three feet wide.
is not a small tree
Once I got the pine in the workshop, I cut some heavy secondary branches and old needles are removed. Then I started transplanting. I took the floor of the nursery than half of the root ball and planted the tree in a mixture of akadama, lava, and pumice.
Bare-root ball Rooting
The resulting three branched tree leaves me with several fun options for the future.
asphalt, removal of the needle and complete transplantation
‘ll admit, a hypothesis struck me immediately when I first saw the tree. I do not know if it’s a great idea, but it made me curious. What I do know is I want to show off the base of the trunk, especially in the B side (see “Landscape Tree Bonsai”). Hint -. Here is a picture of the tree that made me think in this direction
Japanese black pine Gomangoku 2011 shown in part in Okazaki
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com