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My Bonsai Obsession: My First Carving Try

Once I purchased my crab apple just a few years in the past it was about seven foot tall with no low branches, so it is taken a little bit of effort to get it to the place it’s now.

January 2019 – earlier than pruning

Plenty of the tree needed to be discarded on the time as a result of repotting was a matter of urgency after I purchased it, however there was sufficient left to permit me to do an air layer earlier than I began growing this, the dad or mum tree.

I am ashamed to confess that for the reason that air layer was eliminated, nevertheless, I’ve largely ignored each timber. That created an issue with this one as a result of the highest department on the left was thicker than the decrease branches and apex. I needed to change one thing.

Two choices introduced themselves :

  1. change the planting angle and switch the thick department into the brand new chief
  2. take away that department

I opted for the latter.

January 2019 – after pruning

After the department was eliminated I used to be left with an unpleasant bulge the place it had been.

Previously I might have requested for assist with that bulge, however I lately purchased a Dremel carving device, so I made a decision this was the proper alternative to attempt it out.
Janurary 2019 –  after carving

Not an ideal job by any means, however for a primary try, I am fairly pleased. Once I’ve received a bit extra carving expertise, I can nonetheless come again and enhance on it.

For now I would like the 2 facet branches to thicken a bit extra earlier than I shorten them, and the brand new chief and again department want a number of fattening up.



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