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Developing redwood bonsai: action 2


The very first step when developing branches from square one on shore redwood pre-bonsai is to promote great deals of brand-new shoots. As soon as this brand-new development shows up, the following action is to cut the shoots on the top sections of the trunk to start creating small branches (also known as brief internodes).

( See “ Tip one” for information concerning beginning the procedure.)

Right here’s a multi-trunk shore redwood covered with brand-new shoots.

Multi-trunk coast redwood

Multi-trunk shore redwood

And Also below’s the tree after reducing brand-new development where I wish to develop thick branching.

After trimming, 31 ″

The most affordable shoots will certainly expand easily so they can enlarge prior to trimming. Once they get to the preferred density they can be minimized. Right here’s what this appears like.

Before pruning

Shore redwood prior to trimming

After pruning

After trimming, 12 ″

The top branches are currently brief which will certainly assist me develop a thick crown. The most affordable branches on the right were minimized so I can start on the additional branching. The most affordable branches left wing will certainly expand easily so they can enlarge some even more prior to trimming.

This center phase of growth can be duplicated as often times as it requires to develop the shape you’re trying to find. For tiny trees the procedure could take 1-2 years; for bigger trees, 3-5 years.

Many Thanks for Max for the aid with the trimming as well as to Peter Tea for the motivation.

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