Deadwood is a prized characteristic on many conifer bonsai. For probably the most half, shari and jin on the higher a part of the tree rots slowly, because it dries out quicker. If in touch with the soil, nevertheless, rotting is accelerated.
As a basic remark, any collected juniper’s wooden will outlast a cutting-grown juniper’s wooden.
That is probably associated to how tight the rings are. Many collected junipers have a hoop depend in extra of 100 rings to the inch.
In distinction, it’s attainable to develop a 2-inch Itoigawa juniper from chopping in 10 years. The expansion rings are broad on these. And the rot resistance seems to be decrease.
There may be species variations in juniper deadwood rot resistance. If seen, it could merely be the slower progress price as a consequence of a shorter rising season for some collected junipers, like Rocky Mountain Juniper, leading to nearer rings, in contrast with California Juniper. Or, extra resin sequestered within the wooden in some species than in others.
A cutting-grown Itoigawa Juniper, about 40 years outdated, with a well-known scenario, a rotted base. Chopping-grown junipers have wider progress rings than collected.
A collected Rocky Mountain Juniper, with no rotting close to the bottom. That is outdated, dense wooden. However finally even jin on collected bushes will rot.
What can we do to decelerate rot?
Lime-sulfur helps, because it kills the microorganisms that rot the wooden.
Even higher is an utility of wooden preservative that penetrates into the wooden. For those who do that, contemplate thinning with isopropyl alcohol to present higher penetration, after which paint many coats on. If shininess is clear don’t be too involved, as this can uninteresting in a number of months.