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Pruning Bonsai Trees – A Step-by-Step Guide

Pruning bonsai guide

Bonsai Master Lloyd Noall has designed a fantastic range of bonsai tree pruning kits which are perfect for beginners who want hands on experience growing bonsai trees. These kits include a Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai tree chosen for their fantastic ability to re-grow quickly and make beautiful and artistic bonsai, ideal for beginners. Furthermore, they include Step-by-Step guides and online tutorials and are designed for you to learn how to grow a bonsai tree. Also, these kits include the accessories required to prune and grow healthy trees.
Below you can see his step-by-step pruning guide. Furthermore, you can watch Lloyd’s Bonsai Pruning Tutorial here.
Learn from the master!

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Pruning bonsai step 1 Take a good look at your bonsai and get to know it before you start.
Pruning step 2 You need to identify the main branch structure.
Pruning guide step 3 Prune long shoots back to the main branch system to form a neat foliage pad.
Bonsai pruning guide step 4 Remove crossing shoots which cover and clutter the main branches & trunk.
Bonsai pruning guide step 5 Once pruned the main branches should be well defined with an open structure.
Bonsai pruning guide step 6 The basic shape of your bonsai will now be clear and easy to see.
Bonsai pruning guide step 7

New foliage buds will begin to emerge.
Space between the branches allows the tree’s shape to be appreciated.
Foliage neatly displayed on each branch.
Clear and open twig structure adds interest.
Uninterrupted branches and trunk gives the bonsai strength.

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