This Scots Pine was another tree which has been in a patio pot for some time. The trunk, although not very thick, has good 3 dimensional movement. There was ample foliage, but branches were starting to get too long. There were a couple of options for the style of this tree, and I want to improve my newly acquired wiring skills, so i took the tree for a teaching session to Andrew Barber at 'The Bonsai Shed'. Andrew patiently went through the styling options and wiring and pruning techniques with me; a very helpful session.
The tree would suit either an informal upright, or a cascade style. After considering both options, we decided on the semi cascade option.
The tree was firstly pruned, to remove any dead branches (other than the Jin), reduce any forks to 2 branches, and remove some of the leggy growth. Inner needles were plucked, to allow for wiring, and candles were cut to promote back-budding.
Once wired, the apex was lowered to create a flat underside to the foliage pad, which was wired for placement and to increase density.
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Some of the blogs I follow with great interest! .. then my favourite ceramic artists!
My Favourite Ceramic Artists
Tom Benda - Czech
Peter Krebs - Germany