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  1. H

    What’s going on with my Chinese elm ??

    I purchased my first tree (an 8 year old Chinese elm) and it’s arrived with these kind of markings all over the trunk. Really new to this and I can’t find any answers online so I’m just wondering if anyone could tell me what this is/if I need to do anything. Thank you !!
  2. F

    Help with severely neglected Juniper

    Hello all, I was recently given a once beautiful shimpaku juniper by a friend of mine. He got it as a gift, and it appears to have dried out entirely. All of the foliage is completely brown, and the soil was full of little weeds and random plants. He claims to have been watering it, but it...
  3. Biophilumia

    Saving 3 Boxwoods (eventually, hopefully for bonsai?)

    Location: Central Pennsylvania I should start by saying I'm completely new to bonsai... so, there was a small boxwood shrub in my grandparents garden, and I've been REALLY wanting to get into bonsai for like, years now, and I overheard the gardener talking about how the other small boxwoods...
  4. M

    Dogwood scrub

    Hello! I picked up this dogwood scrub at my local nursery for $2. It was growing roots out if the bottom of it's container and is my root bound. Am I okay to root prune it now in Oregon? I feel so bad for the little guy, he's trapped!! Any advice would be helpful. Thank you
  5. M

    New to Bonsai, new tree

    Hello all! I've done a little research on Bonsai and recently went to a nursery and picked up a maple for $20. The lady who sold it to me just said it was a maple, I think we had a language barrier. I cut it down a bit but was looking for some advice on next steps for this tree. Should I...
  6. L

    Help identify!

    I watered my plant today and noticed it was browning. I have been told this is a bonsai but I am not sure what kind. I was also wondering if it is healthy? Please help!
  7. B

    What kind of tree is this?

    I searched the internet for a while and I couldn't find anything for what kind of tree this is. I just got the tree as a birthday present and also have no idea what I'm doing with it, but I named it Juan and I really like him and dont want to get rid of him. So I'm just looking for some basic...
  8. D

    New to bonsai and need help

    I recently bought a tree labeled as a bonsai but I cannot identify it if it truly is one as this tree is bizarre to me Any help would be appreciated
  9. S

    New to Campeche Trees

    Hi everyone I have a question about a tree I was given. I was giving a Campeche tree about a month ago and it was doing fine for about a week and all of a sudden the leaves started changing dying off... A couple of weeks later all of its leaves have dropped so I was wondering if this is normal...
  10. jd_bonsai

    Chamaecyparis obtusa

    I need some strong advice on this hinoki cypress. I've had it two years. First year it was in a #7 nursery pot (super root bound) It's been in the current grow box for about 14 months. It's healthy, but very leggy and ugly.. Need to clean trunk of moss , but other than that" any style advice ...
  11. Andrew R.

    Is this tree dead? Is there any hope?

    Hello- I am new to bonsai and would greatly appreciate any advice on this tree. I believe it is a Chinese sweet plum (Sageretia theezans) and I've had it for about seven months. I've had some minor issues with it in the past such as leaves dropping and browning but I was able to get it to...
  12. Potsofgreen

    Are my oaks dead?

    Hello guys and gals new to the site but I’ve been lurking around on various posts for years just doing research and learning I’ve been into the hobby for years but this past year fully dived in with multiple trees and goals. I recently was able to acquire some coast live oaks (I live in SoCal)...
  13. Ecko

    New with Juniper Bonsai trees

    Would like some opinions, my juniper tree has been looking little on the sick side getting dry and brittle. I have large humidity tray under it with rocks under a full spectrum grow light, with a well draining soil with sand and gravel. And knowing they not really inside tree I try making it...
  14. Z

    Any ideas for pruning this nursery pine?

    I got rid of a few unsightly branches and now im stumped with what to do with it... im not going for an "instant bonsai" but i have little experience with pines and need some kind of idea. Don't plan to repot for a while.. Any tips will help
  15. R

    HELP! Is it dead?!

    Going to really open up, this is embarrassing for me. I’m 35 yo and my mom is alarmingly obsessed with her bonsai trees. One in particular mut or runt of them actually. I ? understand. It’s not even that big. Like I could fit it in my clear NFL stadium bag and no one would even flinch. Size...
  16. K

    Best beginning Bonsai recommendations

    Hey guys...so to preface...I suck at bonsai lol...trying my hand at it again and was wondering who has some good recommendations for a good beginning bonsai, one that won’t die too easily if I mess up. I currently have a basic little juniper ( you know those cheap ones at the store, my wife...
  17. K

    Beginner needing help.

    Hello everyone, I’m kinda new to bonsai...well by new I mean I suck at keeping them alive. I’m trying to start over and I recently got a Brush Cherry. My question is, I obviously want to make it grow larger and was wondering if I should repot it into a larger pot or let it stay in this...
  18. G

    Chinese elm help

    Hi, I am recent to the bonsai scene and have acquired a Chinese elm. The leaves appear to becoming burnt tipped and then falling off. My watering habits are probably about ever 2.15 days in which it gets a full watering and then i mist the tree about every 1.2 days. Possible causes could be what...
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