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I’ve been defoliating and partially defoliating my bonsai for years – especially my trident maple bonsai. Somewhere along the line I picked up a Korean hornbeam, but this tree does not defoliate me. I doubted the early years because I was working on the development of the basic structure of the branch. I hesitated recent years our ignorance about what might happen if I remove all the leaves of the tree.
Over the past year, several Japanese bonsai professionals recommended that I lose the leaves of the tree. She was not sure how he would react the tree, but I thought I’d give it a try. It felt odd to bet on the outcome with one of my favorite trees, but somehow I managed enough to remove all the leaves, value last May.
carpe Korea – 6th May, 2012
After defoliate the apex
and the tree center
and some branches of the left
And the rest of the top
And the rest of the left side
most side right
And the last just leaves in the middle
My hope was that the leafless tree provide enough light for the interior buds to keep these living branches . I knew that keeping the tree full time, be too much for these inner branches. I figured it would be defoliating the tree also slow down a bit. vigorous growth is ideal for the development of new branches, but slower growth is better for the production of refined branches.
After removal of the outer leaves and take some pictures, I turned the tree into place in the bank where it receives full sun. What happened? Stay tuned -. I will share the results of Friday
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com