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One other 2 years taxus bonsai from hedge


The final publish on this tree was from December 2019. As indicated in that publish, the tree was additional styled over winter, bringing us to March 2020.

Pre-bonsai yew wired (March 2019)
Pre-bonsai yew wired (March 2020)

Taxus bonsai work 2020

I made a decision that the tree was robust sufficient to cut back the branches to back-buds. All branches have been wired, and I eliminated all inside needles, leaving just some 20 needles on the finish of every branchlet.

Creating swollen lifelines on yew bonsai

As I just like the look of swollen lifelines over an in any other case naked trunk, I lower out some sections of bark, to stimulate the event of swellings alongside the face of the trunk. Over time, I’ll additional slim the lifelines and open up extra of the bark, however that’s as soon as I see the tree has began to actually create major routes.

Quick ahead to September 2020 and it’s clear the tree has taken the remedy with out large issues: The grown has stuffed out properly.

Pre-bonsai yew (Sep 2020)
Pre-bonsai yew (Sep 2020)

Taxus bonsai work 2021

Late summer season / fall 2020 the tree was as soon as once more totally trimmed and wired out, prepared for the rising season, as proven within the April 2021 image. As soon as the branches begin to engulf the wire (Additionally erroneously known as wire “biting in”) I un-wire. Sadly, this implies usually that the department is just not set but. That is the place plastic rising tubs come in useful: A couple of guy-wires to the lip of the pot enable to softly nudge a department in the appropriate angle to the trunk. It’s clear from the august image that this was wanted on many branches. The tree is clearly very wholesome, take a look at that progress! That was earlier than trimming. In August I trimmed the tree again once more.

Deliberate work on taxus bonsai 2022

Bonsai yew wired (Nov 2021)

The final image of this replace is from November 2021. The tree is totally wired as soon as extra. The branches are slowly beginning to construct a delightful crown. (As a result of all main and secondary branches are positioned in horizontal planes, the crown now seems fairly naked. Nonetheless, these are placeholders for the foliage pads. As soon as these are set, tertiary branches will hopefully be of the rosette-type, rising vertically and these will replenish the pads). Subsequent step shall be some work on the deadwood, which is just too overpowering. Additionally, within the prime of the crown, one department on the left is just too thick, and can want removing. The removing may even improve the movement of the trunk. However that’s for 2022.

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