We now just need to let the tree grow and recover from the work we have undertaken. Once we have strong extended growth then we can start to prune the canopy and make the foliage mass even more compact. My student John is doing a good job with this tree and hopefully is now beginning […]
These pines were amongst several trees that my student Dave brought to a recent one to two session. All the trees were in excellent condition with good colour and dense foliage masses. This vigour has enlarged and extended the profile of the canopy but has also resulted in new and stronger growth inside which we […]
Sometimes drastic decisions have to be made to point the tree in the right direction and move forward. The tree is making good progress and we now need to maintain vigour/strong growth to fill out the foliage clouds with greater density.
This was not easy material to overcome the inherent problems in the trees appearance when it arrived. I am pleased with the outcome and the fact that going forward we can enhance and develop a bonsai of charm, individuality and character.
Both these trees are old examples with excellent potential to reach a really high level.
Had a great one to two workshop yesterday with some amazing trees. Most of the work involved assessing the seasons growth and then carrying out the autumn pruning work required. Each trees health and strength was discussed and plans were made for how each tree would be allowed to grow next year to continue progressing […]