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Japanese black pine bonsai styling

Japanese Red Pine bonsai gets a new look

11 min read

In this post, I guide you through the process which I followed to prepare this Japanese Red Pine bonsai tree I imported from Japan late 2015, for a major restyling. The tree is then wired and styled. Extensive styling notes accompany the many photos so you can easily follow the process.
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wiring technique bonsai trees

5 Wiring Tips for your bonsai trees

10 min read

Being able to wire is a fundamental technique which must be practiced by the bonsai enthusiast. Without good wiring technique it is not possible to achieve the bends or shaping of your tree as you would like. These simple, concise tips are here to help you.
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Deciduous bonsai tree ramification

Developing branches and ramification in deciduous trees

6 min read

One of the most attractive qualities of deciduous bonsai when sensitively styled is the light and delicate appearance within the visual mass of the canopy. When hidden by a full canopy of leaves this beauty is lost to the viewer, but it's in winter that these species' structure which required many years of pinching, defoliating and wiring is finally revealed.

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Chinese maple bonsai tree styling

Foundation work on a Chinese Maple shohin bonsai tree

7 min read

In this blog post a shohin tree makes it onto the bench for the 2nd time this season to be defoliated, wire which is biting in will need to be removed and we may need to do some branch selection. I will also discuss the appropriate use of tools and how to deal with scarring and the usefulness of sacrifice branches.

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