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Developing bonsai maple branches – spring work

With spring in full swing in Texas, USA, Scott Barboza has worked on one of his maple bonsai in development again. On one of the well known bonsai forums (bonsainut) he showed how he works maples in earlier stages of development, in order to develop …

Defoliating bonsai

Defoliating Bonsai can be usefull
It is used for a range of reasons. From improving branching to redistributing energy.

Size Matters

How big are bonsai?
It is an important question to ask yourself when you start off with bonsai. Because the trees are small, but still fairly big. How big..?

Rating Bonsai Example 1

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Rating bonsai is a profession in itself.
And after competitions often the judges face a hard time defending their choices. But even during cclub nights discussions may run high when discussing trees of members. This page aims at setting some guidelines for discussing trees.

Pierneef style

Pierneef bonsai Style
is a tree that looks like a mejestic savanna tree. Originating from South Africa, this is a dificult style, due to its simplicity.

Cut and grow and cut

Getting a nice taper is dificult.
Unless you know the power of cutting and growing, in repeated fashion.

How big should my bonsai be

Birch trunk

How tall should a bonsai be?
It is actually fairly easy to answer this question. If you know how big the trunk is in any case..

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