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Cleaning of dead wood in a juniper procumbens

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Despite clearing dead wood can be a laborious work, the actual process is relatively simple. To prepare the juniper procumbens below for the exhibit, I used the toothbrush and water to scrub the dead wood and debris then rinsed. A few hours later, after the wood had a chance to dry, I painted lime sulfur on the deadwood. Within an hour or so, sulfur yellow disappeared leaving behind the characteristic white color.

I chose a 100% as part of deadwood was being treated for the first time, while other branches had been lime-sulphide before. By going with a strong solution, the idea was to make the dead wood, as even colored-possible.

Procumbens juniper

procumbens juniper

Procumbens juniper

After carving deadwood

Deadwood

Jin and Shari

Deadwood

the base of the trunk

Procumbens juniper

Following treatment with lime sulfur

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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