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I see some amazing trees in workshops Bay Island Bonsai. I also see some amazing projects. Rock root planting Japanese maple below is clearly one of the latter.

Amazing root over rock maple

Root on planting maple in training

young maples were planted on a large stone a year or two ago. This year, the owner of the tree exposes the roots to ensure that fuse the rock. Some roots were cut, others were guided in channels in the stone. Blue plastic ties were added to hold the composition together. Once the last knot is tightened, the stone was buried in a large so that the roots can continue to develop pot.

Amazing root over rock maple

All involved

Amazing root over rock maple

Blocks and chopsticks maintain close ties

Not much to see , but time and blue ties help the roots fuse to the stone.

Trees simply could have easily been planted on the ground. It keeping them in a pot, however, will make it easier to work on the roots during the next transplant. Apart from some minor pruning, tree trunks and branches were left alone to encourage root development.

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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