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Some years ago I drastically shortened black pine trunk below to create a small bonsai size.
shohin black pine
drove me to grow the apex of a branch pointing forward. As a result, the vertex was not centered near the base of the trunk. I thought this was fine since I’ve seen a number of pines with apexes lean forward (see examples in the area of 2012 Gomangoku exhibition and sales). That said, there seems to be a limit. Akio Kondo said during his recent criticism in the August meeting Bay Island Bonsai, the apex of this pine was too far forward. To remedy this, it is recommended to raise the front shaft about an inch and pruning the branches of the foreground. It also recommended making the tree more compact.
pine Black – the branches are long in relation to the trunk
inclination tree bears the apex closer to the center of the tree
View from the front with the front inclined upwards – is clear from this view that the wiring will be necessary to set
Kondo recommends locating the apex just in front of the base of the trunk. I intend to tilt the tree when transplant this winter.
In the same criticism, Kondo suggested changing the angle of the Sierra juniper below.
seems to have had the opportunity to do the job. Here is the tree after the initial hairstyle – what difference
After an initial style (photo Boon Manakitivipart)
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com