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New bonsai ficus few weeks ago

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, I found myself walking away from Mammoth fundraising Golden State Bonsai Federation with three new stands and a large ficus. The ficus sported a fun bulbous trunk and a nice, full silhouette. So I did the things the natural people in bonsai so often. – I removed most of the foliage, inadvertently creating a kind of tropical tree Charlie Brown

Ficus

Ficus before cutting

After cutback

Ficus after trimming – Ay

totally am – and regularly – accept criticism of my non bonsai ‘about the “beauty” of my collection friends. I believe that this is part of the admissions process. When I get new trees, I focus on what they healthy and health of the tree always starts with the roots. I knew that I would soon remove the land from the tree and therefore should remove a proportionate amount of foliage -. That is what led to big cuts

The transplant went smoothly. I started by eliminating the old land and cut the roots.

After detangling the roots

long roots

Then I went to work in some large roots that make no sense for the tree. A large root in the front of the tree was too big for cutters so I gnawed on it as best I could and then the wound with a chisel smoothed.

Chiseling the remains of a large root

Removing a large root

I do not leave me many roots. healthy ficus can usually withstand quite severe root pruning, especially if the tree is well looked after transplantation.

Rootbase from above

Rootbase from above

Rootbase from below

Rootbase from below

a small rootbase This made finding a pot easy bonsai. When I was finished transplanting, I put the tree in a greenhouse where dew occurs, but did not drink much, for the next month or two.

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Repotting complete

Ficus – side A

Repotting complete

Side B

still have to select a front for the tree, or vertex – it’s too early for that. I have yet to remove the upper third of the trunk to face a large, open wound, and I do not want to make that final cut until the tree is more vigorous sprouts – and lots of roots. I’ll start thinking more about the future tree style when you reach that point.

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