Styling a Dwarf: Working on a Kotobuki Black Pine

Styling a Dwarf: Working on a Kotobuki Black Pine

by Terry Erasmus June 26, 2016 3 Comments

Follow the finer details of styling as Terry Erasmus needle plucks, thins and wires this Kotobuki Japanese Black Pine from Japan. Lots of photographs aid in the understanding of the process.

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Japanese Black Pine Makeover

Japanese Black Pine Makeover

by Terry Erasmus February 11, 2016 4 Comments

Following in the same trend as my post of last week, I will continue with the tree makeover theme. In this post you will read about the 2 1/2 years of development of a Japanese Black Pine. The importance of working on strong, healthy trees is key and ensures satisfactory response to wiring, decandling and the other techniques commonly used on pines. 

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Summer work on a Japanese Black Pine

Summer work on a Japanese Black Pine

by Terry Erasmus December 10, 2015 2 Comments

If you have a Japanese black or red pine then this blog post will interest you. In this post we will look at the decandling process, briefly discuss energy balancing and more using a large imported Japanese Black Pine bonsai tree as reference.

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