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Larch forest winterpruning – Rising Bonsai


As a part of my coaching on the Dusseldorf Bonsai Werkstatt, in early 2020 I put collectively a larch forest. The work performed included a variety of excessive rootwork, heavy pruning and lightweight wiring. As such, the forest was left alone for many of the final 2 years. They’re now totally established and it’s time to work on the bushes once more.

In a forest planting, you will need to work with a spread of ages and sizes, to keep away from boring plantation-style forests of equal-sized bushes. This forest consists of a bunch of younger vegetation, and a couple of mature larch, taken from {a partially} dies outdated forest planting. The youthful vegetation have been bought from an area nursery, rising in bulk, promoting them in bundles of 25 items every. These have been grown for 3 or so years and customary nursery inventory.

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When placing a forest collectively, it’s value taking a step again and verifying you may see every of the bushes. Rule of thumb is that the 2 largest bushes are subsequent to one another. Smaller bushes are positioned behind the planting. This provides the sensation of depth. Distances between the bushes ought to be variable, with some very shut to one another, and others additional aside. With a view to place the bushes shut to one another, the roots have been severely pruned again and utilizing wires the person bushes have been put of their place. As such, the bushes have been largely left alone for the final 2 years permitting the roots to recuperate.

After 2 years of rising out and primary upkeep pruning, it’s time for a extra structural, rejuvenating prune, decreasing the highest development and setting it up for additional rising out within the years to come back.

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