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My Bonsai Obsession: The Second Ficus


Yesterday’s submit was all in regards to the first of my two uncared for ficuses, a tree which had benefited significantly from the event of a vigorous and completely unplanned sacrifice department.

On the time I had not but executed something to its sibling other than eradicating just a few lifeless branches. I’ve simply completed engaged on that one – it obtained a lot harsher remedy than yesterday’s tree as a result of the trunk was lengthy and straight with little or no taper.

Ficus Natalensis – March 2019

I began by eradicating the highest part, which left potential for one thing approximating a proper upright tree:

I contemplated stopping there. Nevertheless I am making an attempt to deal with brief fats bushes moderately than tall skinny ones, so I knew I would not be proud of that in the long run.

Ultimately I caught to my unique plan and reduce to the bottom department, leaving what’s at the moment a really ugly tree.

March 2019 – after the chop

No level in wiring that department as a result of I do not plan to make use of it as a pacesetter. It is only a sacrifice department which can be eliminated together with roughly half the trunk as soon as I get development the place I actually need it.

Each bushes – March 2019

I am unable to wait to see what these bushes appear to be a yr from now.

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