How to Prune a Bonsai Tree
The Bonsai tree requires routine pruning to keep its shape and to form it to a wanted design. There are 2 kinds of pruning: Maintenance pruning, which "keeps" the shape of the tree by motivating the plant to grow more shoots and guaranteeing that the tree does not overgrow; along with design pruning, which is aesthetic-enhancing in nature.


Know the fundamentals of tree development. A tree tends to focus development relevant activities near the suggestion so that the tree grows greater, as trees contend for sunshine in a forest.


Know the essentials of tree development. A tree tends to focus development relevant activities near the idea so that the tree grows greater, as trees contend for sunshine in a forest.


You might periodically have weed grow around your bonsai specifically when you have actually simply purchased it from a baby room or is grown outdoors. Carefully root out the weed making sure that you do not unintentionally harm the bonsai's root.


Choose your desired canopy size (how huge you desire your tree's canopy to be). Begin pruning by cutting grown out of branches and/or shoots making use of branch shears or a typical cutter. Do not hesitate to trim locations at the top, as this will certainly require the tree to disperse development uniformly.

  • Shoots have to be trimmed throughout the year to preserve shape. Cut old leaves and branches to require the tree to grow brand-new ones.
  • Cover the contusions you make with cut paste to avoid extreme loss of sap.
  • Water the tree extensively after it has actually been trimmed.

Trim the crown. Sometimes the tree's leading branch will certainly have to cut the crown of the tree which has actually overgrown and is avoiding light from reaching the bottom branches. Carefully weaken the crown by thoroughly cutting, eliminating little branches in addition to the shoots.

  • Mark out the pieces of branches you wish to eliminate with a wire or a marker.
  • With a strong bonsai scissor or branch cutter, get rid of the determined shoots and branches.
  • Dead stubs from the last period can be eliminated by a pair of Knob cutters.
  • Make sure your cuts are along the circulation of sap as this assists the tree recover quicker with less scars.

The Bonsai plant requires to be defoliated so as to get rid of old long leaves and motivate the development of smaller sized more visually kindlying leaves. This is mostly done to deciduous trees simply after a brand-new flush has actually settled in. All the leaves are cut away at the base of each leaf.


Bend thick branches or cut them out if they are too thick and do not impact the brand-new appearance. If there are 2 comparable branches together cut one of them and keep the other. Remove branches which have abnormal weave and look upseting to the eye.


When you buy a tree from a baby room it has actually most likely been enabled to grow naturally and just trimmed to form it for sale. In such a case you can cut back as far as the base of the tree (called production pruning).

All cuts need to be made horizontal.

When cutting branches make certain to leave a little stub, which can be gotten rid of after the tree stops blood loss. Unless it is a deciduous tree, whose stub can be right away minimized with a knob cutter.