HOW TRIMMING A BONSAI TREE
Trimming a Bonsai tree is one compulsory so as to keep its stylish looks as well as a clean shave and preferred style. Now it is important to know that pruning a Bonsai tree could be for two purposes. Pruning may be done to keep the Bonsai tree in shape and allow the tree to sprout out more shoots and making sure it does not grow out of place while on the other hand, trimming a Bonsai tree could be for the purpose of the pruner to have a stylish tree.
This article would help guide you through the necessary steps to pruning a Bonsai tree as unlike other trees, it has a step by step process to follow. Here below are 5 steps to adhere to when trimming a Bonsai tree;
Concern yourself with the essentials of tree evolution:
It is important to be aware of what is called ‘Apical Dominance’ which is the backbone of survival for the survival of a Bonsai tree. This is the ability of the Bonsai tree to contest among other trees for sun rays in the woods. Trimming comes in to play to help align in proportion the unbalanced germination of lower branches that do not get much of sunlight and have slow growth.
Weed tends to grow around the Bonsai tree most especially when kept outside to germinate or just gotten from the nursery. Gently removal of weeds by uprooting is advised so you do not get to mistakenly hurt the Bonsai plant as they are viable to root damage due to their early weakness in the soil.
Have ready a canopy size in mind you would love your Bonsai tree to be:
Having a canopy size and style in mind helps make trimming a lot easier as you tend to trim into the shape you have so desire. When trimming into a canopy shape, there should not be any fear as to rimming the top as it helps give the Bonsai tree a yet even growth process. This process has to be done throughout a year so as to keep up with retaining the style and also trimming of older leaves and branches give rise for new and fresher ones to sprout.
Introduce the use of appealing improvements:
Giving your Bonsai tree an appealing improvement requires carefully taken out time to prune it into a certain style by cutting out very thick branches so they don’t affect your beautiful improvement of style. Make sure to always take off branches with abnormalities and tend to be offensive to sight.
Restructure the Bonsai tree at purchase:
You could have a creation trimming on the newly bought Bonsai tree which most likely had been pruned just for the purpose of sale or have not been trimmed at all. When you purchase a Bonsai tree, you could trim as far as the base so it grows into your desired style of a canopy and all trimmings should be done horizontally.