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    Blue Spruce: best timing for heavy pruning and wiring

    Hi, completely new to bonsai and to the forum. I recently acquired an untrained Blue Spruce. It's completely packed with thick branches, which I will need to reduce significantly. My questions is, what is the best time of the year to do some heavy pruning and wiring? Right about now at the turn...
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    Chinese Juniper: best timing for heavy pruning and wiring

    Hi, completely new to bonsai and to the forum. I recently acquired an untrained Chinese Juniper. It's quite tall, so it will need to have its height reduced pretty much by half. I know that I'm not supposed to be removing too much foliage from a Juniper at once, so I plan to reduce slowly over...
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    Collected red spruce (picea rubens) - repotting question

    I collected this small tree last October in Nova Scotia, under a power line. As you can guess from the first picture, collection was quite easy as the tree was growing precariously in clay-like sandy soil. I only had to cut about 3-4 longer roots to dislodge it, so I got almost a perfectly...
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