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The roots are the lifelines of your tree. Without roots, there is no water, there are no nutrients and the tree cannot grow. Without the anchoring in the soil, even the lightest of breezes will blow the tree over. So the roots are core to a tree. After some tutorials and seeing an exposition or two, some people realize that there is more to bonsai than just a stick in a pot. Quickly the question comes up: How do I get my cutting, seedling or sapling to grow a bonsai trunk and nebari? Below the general ideas behind the root flare or nebari and how you can also develop a bonsai with a killer-Nebari.

When you are growing bonsai from seed, it is possible to create a great Nebari. To do this, you need to repot & work on the roots in the early years after propagation.

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Why do trees in nature grow an abundance of aerial roots? Why do they often fail to do this as a bonsai?

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How to develop great nebari for Bonsai
Just by making small adjustments in your potting strategy you can improve your tree dramatically

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Preparing seedlings to create bonsai with a great nebari
. Yes. Already very young plants can be prepared to create a top nebari on a bonsai. How?

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Creating great nebari for Bonsai using young plants
. When working with you plants you do not always have full control over the nebari. You can however dor some simple things to improve the nebari.

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The basis of bonsai is a good rootflare.
So wat is a good root system?

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2 Comments

  • William says:

    Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the pictures on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    • JelleFerwerda says:

      Hi William,

      Thanks for poiting this out to me. I have had to move service providers unexpectedly, and lost some of the images on the site. I am working on fixing it, but cannot find the time to sit down and find the best solution.

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