An open window into the comings and goings of students and their trees attending our regular weekend and midweek bonsai classes under the ever watchful eyes of John Hanby.
Classroom Corner – Deciduous and Conifers….pruning for the next level.
The pictures below were all taken during the same open workshop held in September 2016. These were just some of the trees that turned up on the class and as you can see it really was a varied mix.
All these trees needed some pruning to guide them to the next level. In some cases the pruning was more drastic whilst in others the pruning required was more subtle.
Sometimes the pruning was carried out for correction and in anticipation of new growth which could be controlled and better placed. In other cases the pruning was carried out prior to branches being wired for styling.
Lighter pruning could also be carried out as part of the refinement process of trees with an established good shape.
Pruning is where most students require help and guidance……it’s a confidence thing….there is always that worry of cutting off the wrong branch….once it’s gone…..it’s gone!!……it’s never a worry for me……they are not my trees!…….only joking!!!!?