Creating a Forest Bonsai Part III

Finally! This was the project as assembled at the end of the last blog post.  The last step was to complete some pruning and adjust some crossing trunk lines.

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Before

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inverse taper and an unattractive kink in the main trunk to be removed

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Various wires used to loosely secure trunks

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From the side

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From the opposite side

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After.  A new beginning.

Some things to improve in the short term future:

  1. Shift the planting to the left at the next repot so that more negative space is to the viewers’ right.
  2. Encourage back budding on the thinner trunks so that they can be reduced in height.
  3. Perhaps add an extra minor trunk at each end in future.
  4. Encourage thickening of the two major trunks.

Any other suggestions would be welcome.

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