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Nebari is a Japanese word. You may hear that when the lower part of the trunk and visible roots described in the surface of your bonsai.
is sometimes referred to as “juxtaposition”. Why is valuable?
When the roots are flared or diffusion that give the effect of an older tree.
Based on the lower section only these bonsai, which of the trunks of the trees below looks older and more mature?
Perhaps the tree on the left is greater than right … However , logs tell us something different.
One of the goals of a good bonsai is create the appearance of age . thin trunks with little or no lateral roots are not old.
Nebari the Old Azalea – Museum Omiya, Japan
Some species have natural spread roots. It is much easier to expose the roots of these species in order to add beauty and age perceived the tree.
Some such plants that come to mind are Azalea, Trident Maple and tropical Ficus species immediately.
Ficus often creates fantastic shohin because of this attribute.
Another asset of such roots is, this type of tree often allows the roots to stretch while growing in shallow pots.
This Ficus shohin by Suthin is a perfect example.
Spreading roots are not always obvious. When designing your own tree
bonsai nursery, one of the first basics of bonsai is the search for such treasures, while determination of the front of your tree .
Bonsai Gede Merta, Bali, Indonesia
Lower ground level, exposing some of the lower trunk. Usually, you need not dig too deep.
“Dig” or scrape slowly and carefully to avoid damaging the trunk or roots. A stick is often used for this process.
Combine exposed roots, tree shape and placement of branches to discover the front of your tree .
Sometimes people style their tree strictly on the basis of where the branches are … only to discover later that if they had exposed some of the roots, which may have had a bonsai totally different (and such getting better).
For vertical trees, roots evenly distributed give a sense of balance.
Well juxtaposition may be different for different styles. For a style tilt can be a bit one-sided to show that the tree does not fall.
(Peter tea worked on this tree while in Japan.)
Strong roots are exposed to the right to display the tree is stable and secure on the floor.
If your roots seems unbalanced, but have a large tree otherwise, try one of techniques Harry Harrington to correct this problem.
“exposed roots” Not all are considered nebari.
The roots standing tall almost ugly in this pine Walter Pall called neagari.
These roots and the tree itself seem to go hand bonsai tree a unique look.
( In some cases the roots of this type are almost like legs .)
read more about this and see the images in the Neagari page .
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