Wiring Bonsai Trees - Why do we wire bonsai?

We received a great e-mail from a lady who wanted to buy her husband an anniversary gift. She had seen our bonsai wiring kits and wanted to know why we wire bonsai.
Wiring is a technique used in the art of bonsai to help create and refine the main trunk and branch structure. With the help of wiring techniques you can give your bonsai more character and artistic appeal. Not all varieties of bonsai are suitable to be wired (e.g. maples/acers) because their bark is so delicate). Wiring is used in association with pruning techniques.

In the guide below bonsai master Lloyd Noall (from Bonsai Direct) demonstrates some basic wiring techniques.
How do i wire a bonsai tree to give it more shape?And after two weeks:
After just 2 weeks of wiring the bonsai has much better stylingLloyd has also produced an informative video to show you how to wire a bonsai tree. We hope that you find this interesting.

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