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As the year end approaches, typically deciduous bonsai sheet not look their best. No matter – once most of the leaves of these trees are put color or fall, I pluck the remaining sheets. Removing old leaves exposed interior buds to sunlight and reduce hiding places for insects. It also forces me to look closely at the branches that have not seen since the tree leaves in spring.
Root trident maple on the rock
After removing the old leaves
If While the elimination of a trident maple leaves I noticed some cracks in cut and paste covering a wound created by the local vermin. As the cracks are a good sign that the corn is developing, I removed the cut and paste and took a closer look.
Cracks cut and paste
I was happy to see that the wound is healing well. To avoid this along, I opened the margin callus with a knife graft and reseal the wound with fresh cut and paste.
they Opening the margin callus
Fresh cut and paste
Next I moved to one Korean hornbeam. I removed the leaves and replaced the soil surface.
After plucking old leaves
After replacing the soil surface
I was surprised to find the tree was quite dry despite water the day before. Even with few leaves left remained thirsty tree -. A good reminder to me of water carefully throughout this season of transition
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