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Removing the leaves of deciduous bonsai

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There are a number of ways to remove the old leaves of deciduous bonsai. Depending on the variety, age or density of the branch and how the leaves are dry, I Äôll use a combination of fingers, tweezers and my whole hand.

The first two examples below are from a beech Japanese. Beech leaves Don, AOT always fall on their own so they tend to help them along the interiors ensure outbreaks receive much light during the winter. As buds of beech leaves are relatively large and delicate, pulled away the leaves of outbreaks to avoid breaking them.

Removing beech leaves

Pulling a sheet has moved away from the yolk

Removing beech leaves

Sheet removes

When the leaves are difficult to achieve due to the density of office or on the dry side, I Äôll use tweezers as I remove the leaves quickly with them. The same rule to throw the leaves away from outbreaks applies.

Removing beech leaves

Gotcha, AI grip a sheet beech with tweezers

Removing beech leaves

Sheet removes

Like my beech bonsai are young, removing old leaves left quickly.

Removing beech leaves

Before cleaning

Removing beech leaves

After cleaning

My preferred technique for removing of old leaves it is better adapted landscape trees. As Japanese maple leaves can be removed by pulling in the direction of the branch is growing, running his fingers along the branch is a great way to quickly remove the leaves.

Removing maple leaves

slightly pinching a young branch

Removing maple leaves

Drawing my fingers along the length of the branch

Removing maple leaves

handful of leaves

Removing maple leaves

leaves removed

As you can see in the picture below, many of this maple branches are young and vigorous. I removed the leaves of these branches with their hands. For the most delicate branches near the top, I removed the old leaves with tweezers.

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Removing maple leaves

Japanese maple

Removing maple leaves

After removal of almost all the old leaves

Removing maple leaves

the removal of the outer leaves

sometime this winter I Äôll take another look at this layer of air to see how to do it, AOS.

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


Removing the leaves of deciduous bonsai

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