1. J

    Choosing front/pruning branches on Crepe Myrtle

    Hello all, I have a crepe myrtle I'd like to make into a bonsai, and I am having trouble picking a front, and subsequently choosing what branches to prune. I apologize for the crowded photos; I don't have a great spot to take pictures. I am open to any suggestions. I know I need to repot to...
  2. J

    Removing embedded wire off non bonsai tree

    Hello all, Basically, last year, I decided to wire my 2 pear trees (bartlett and D'Anjou if it matters) as well as an arborvitae. I waited too long and now the wire is embedded. Even with my bonsai wire cutters, I will not be able to remove the wire without doing some moderate damage to the...
  3. Kodama

    Japanese Maple Chop Advice

    Hello BNuts! Got this Japanese Maple Ryusen from a nursery that will be getting repotted in spring. Hoping to get chop advice as I think some of the branches are way too thick. Should I chop all of the branches this spring and regrow all of them or do you see ones I should consider keeping...
  4. M

    New Sakuragata Satsuki, Need Some Help

    Hello friends, Today (May 20) I purchased a Sakuragata Satsuki azalea from Schley’s Bonsai nursery and I need help transforming it into something beautiful. I’m new to azalea bonsai. To begin, when is the best time to drastic prune this piece? Can I begin now (May)? Will duct seal work as...
  5. LeoMame

    JRP - Pinus Densiflora branch selection

    Hello Bonsai people, I came across this tiny Japanese Red Pine in a local bonsai nursery, and brought it home: it's tiny and it has some very interesting movement on the trunk, so I couldn't pass. Now the issue: I'm a bit stuck with branch selection, as the top of the tree has a cluster of 4...
  6. jordystokes

    Something black on the branches of my Acer palmatum viridis dissectum

    Didn't have time to take a picture this morning. Sorry. I will describe the best I can and add pictures later. Tree: Acer palmatum - viridis dissectum. Not a bonsai yet, in a large pot. Has leaf burn from the summer. Leaves are starting to turn to their fall color. As I can tell it is...
  7. Skrawl

    New, and need some help.

    Hi there, I've recently started my first bonsai project. I started with a small Sawara False Cypress that I picked up at a small shop outside of my hometown; I would say it's about a year old, but I'm no expert so that may not be true. I have successfully trimmed the roots and repotted the...
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