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Japanese maple project

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This past weekend, the Bay Island Bonsai Japanese bonsai visiting workshops organized professional Akio Kondo. Six of us brought a variety of trees that helped Kondo clip, wire, and curve. The shaggiest Lot was a Japanese maple which belongs to Jeff. It is an old tree undergoing a complete renovation. This is what appeared at the beginning of the workshop.

Japanese maple

Woolly Japanese maple

Kondo and Jeff made a plan to reduce the old apex. The black line below, where the trunk will be reduced this winter. Right next to this line is a wound perfectly cooked. Kondo uses an electric chisel to start a knuckle near the new vertex. The cut is concave to allow the development of scar tissue without too sticking. After cleaning the wound, cut paste is applied.

Carving to help would heal

After cleaning the cut

Along the way, most of the long shoots were removed. The few remaining buds continue to grow to help thicken the lower branches and the new vertex. They will also be reduced when they reach the desired size.

After cutback

After reducing long shoots

Japanese maple

The outline of the future tree begins to take shape

on the other side of the room, Boon worked in a redwood. As in maple, most of the long shoots were removed, but the apex will continue until it reaches the desired size.

Coast redwood

Redwood Coast before clipping (photo Boon Manakitivipart)

Coast redwood

Coast Redwood after trimming

bonsai Redwood is funny that the typical specimens do not evoke the tall giants which we are familiar in the west coast, but they do evoke a host of other features – primary deadwood among them – . That make it interesting for bonsai

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This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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