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 – Are you looking at the right angle?…..
Sometimes the position in the pot is Ok especially with established trees which have been styled for many years. Sometimes a change of angle can make all the difference.
Sometimes the change is very slight but it can greatly improve the appearance of a tree. Sometimes the change is dramatic, totally changing the style and growing habit of a tree and necessitating a repotting as soon as it is safely possible.
Sometimes the trunk is alright but it is the angle of the branches that need to be changed.
Angles are changing all the time in the classroom especially with raw material. If you have a tree in your collection that you are not comfortable with are you looking at it from the right angle???