Delia's Larch, come autumn, needed a tidy up and prune. We decided to reposition a couple of branches too.
The branches were pruned for taper, thinned out where congested, then wired and placed.
The bottom lower branch was brought forward Lower branches were wired downwards, with branches higher in the tree positioned upwards more.
The trees ramification will be worked on for the next couple of years, but this is already a great tree!
Shohin trees (under c.21cm?!); pruned, wired and ready for winter!
... Chinese Juniper, It's 'shari', Needle Juniper, White Spruce, Cork bark Elm
Ive only recently learned about Junipers as bonsai, and how long it takes to prune and wire a tree fully! - It took me a good 3 hours to prune and wire the tree in pic 1!
I'm sure with time and practice, it could be done in less than half the time!
First prune and wiring of a Deshojo Maple. ... Before and after.
After removing deadwood, forks of over 2 branches, improperly placed branches etc, I tried to reduce the congested areas and wire the branches so the tips all have their own space.
The tree has been cleaned, with deadwood removed from the trunk and branches. Moss was removed from around the bottom of the trunk, revealing a nebari in need of some work; a future project perhaps?!
Below is a close up showing the trunk pre-clean.
The tree will be root pruned and re-potted in Spring in a more free draining soil mix, which with regular feeding and pruning, should improve the health and vigor of the tree.
I got this trident maple in early summer 2014; the first picture as purchased, and the second photo 4 weeks after a full defoliation. During this defoliation, I noticed the tree had many forks of 3 or more branches (unacceptable as induces inverse taper / swelling), and some thick branches near the top of the tree which would need removing.
Before and after the autumn prune. Pruned for removal of; deadwood, crossing branches, those growing straight up or down or towards the trunk, forks of more than 2 branches, and thick branch tips (lack of taper). I decided not to wire the tree.
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