We have just received the following question about wire on a bonsai:

Hi. Last year, I started wiring my bonsai. My bonsai grew quite a bit last year, so the wiring is cutting through the plant. I tried removing it but it will tear the bark of my plant. One part of the branch is covering up the wire. What should I do?
Please help.
Thank you.

Our reply about wire on a bonsai:

Thank you for your enquiry. Please remove any wire that you can with a pair of bonsai wire cutters. In the area that the bark has covered you will have to leave the wire alone because the cambium layer now covers this area and you could do more harm than good.

For future reference, please check the wire on your bonsai every week, as if could get tight within just a few weeks and cause wire scarring. Please remove the wire completely as soon as the wire looks tight. You can then re-wire if necessary. I hope this helps.
all the best

Please keep in touch!

An eco-friendly bonsai tree from a small, independent UK business who are conscious about their sustainability and are helping to fight the fight for clean air.

If you are unsure about which bonsai tree is best for you, for your gift, or you have any other queries, please contact us and one of our friendly team will get back to you.

Make sure you sign up for our newsletter  (at the bottom of the page) for priority access to new products and exclusive offers. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Pinterest for behind the scenes, tutorials and lots of other care advice!