One of the most basic but intimidating tasks for the beginner bonsai hobbiest is the process of trimming a Bonsai Tree. Many are fearful or removing the wrong branch, or taking off too much of the growth. In this video I go over step by step what to remove from you r tree so that you can keep it healthy, and looking great.
When I was a kid one of my passions was doing stop motion photography. It was so much fun, but a lot of wrk. So now that I’m older and into other hobbies I find myself being able to combine two of my favorites. This video is just for fun, but a wired tree and a stop motion camera can be a good time!!
This year’s winter in Florida started very early and was very cold, but it didn’t seem to last that long. My trees started popping out new growth a few weeks ago and now they are well on their way to having full canopies of leaves. However this is no time to sit back and enjoy the trees because there is a lot of work to be done. In this video I talk about controlling the growth o fyour bonsai during the initial growth of the Spring season. You need to stay on top of your trees or you’ll lose a great opportunity to make the most of the fast growing period.
One of the most sought after attributes of a tree is the surface roots (aka Nebari). They take a very long time to develop and the help define the front of your tree. They are what shows the stability and strength of the tree. I travelled to Big Tree Park in Longwood Florida to see the world’s 5th oldest tree, the Senator. It is estimated to be over 3500 years old. I also did a short video on devoping and the importance of Nebari.
The Senator -Worlds 5th oldest tree, 3500 year old Bald Cypress