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I know it’s not even near for what a bonsai is. Not even 5% there yet, but i just wanna show a cute little plant i have. I don’t know why but this kiddo just make me so attracted to it. Does the trunk movement retain when it grows? Mmmm... but i guess not ‘cause if i grow it to thicken the trunk, ill have to chop it to create taper. I guess no isn’t any other way. Anyway just wanna share it. Many people would probably against my opinion but i just like the plant.
field maple btw
 

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I know it’s not even near for what a bonsai is. Not even 5% there yet, but i just wanna show a cute little plant i have. I don’t know why but this kiddo just make me so attracted to it. Does the trunk movement retain when it grows? Mmmm... but i guess not ‘cause if i grow it to thicken the trunk, ill have to chop it to create taper. I guess no isn’t any other way. Anyway just wanna share it. Many people would probably against my opinion but i just like the plant.
field maple btw
Oh - and go collect 20 more. Repeat that every year, wire them all. You'll thank me later.
 

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Also, I would try to have the first bend as low in the trunk as possible.
 

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Also, I would try to have the first bend as low in the trunk as possible.
Yeah i know that. There’s a bud growing near the base around the first turn. I’m just gonna let it grow for now then cut around there
 

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It is possible to grow a good bonsai while keeping the tree in small pots and only doing small chops. That approach will give a bonsai free from scars but it is the long method and will take many more years to achieve a nice bonsai.
 

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Yeah i know that. There’s a bud growing near the base around the first turn. I’m just gonna let it grow for now then cut around there
Pruning is not wiring...I said wire it.

I've messed around growing trunks in the ground and without wiring low, interesting shapes in the trunk - you're just growing boring trees.

fyi: you need to grow 1m tall for every 1cm diameter of trunk at the root line...
 

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