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Wiring Bonsai Trees – A Step-by-Step Guide

Wiring bonsai tree guide

Bonsai Master Lloyd Noall has designed a fantastic range of bonsai tree pruning & wiring kits which are perfect for beginners who want hands on experience growing bonsai trees. They include Step-by-Step guides and online tutorials and are designed for you to learn how to grow a bonsai tree. 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. These kits include the accessories required to prune and wire and grow healthy trees.
Below you can watch Lloyd’s Bonsai Wiring Tutorial and see his step-by-step guide.
Learn from the master!

How to wire a bonsai tree guide

Bonsai Wiring Guide Step 1
Study your bonsai and identify any branches that need to be re-styled.
Wiring bonsai trees- step 2
Plan your wiring & select the correct wire size and length. Thicker branches will need a thicker wire.
Bonsai Wiring guide - step 3
Carefully anchor the center of the wire around the trunk so that the ends can be continued along the branches.
Bonsai Wiring Guide - Step 4
Position the wire along the branch, taking care to place the wire & not tighten. Then trim off the wire ends with the wire cutters.
Bonsai Wiring Guide - Step 5
Holding a branch securely with your fingers, bend the wired branch gently into the desired position.
Bonsai Wiring Guide - Step 6
Enhance the character of a branch by adding gentle bends.
Wiring a bonsai - an overview
Re-positioned branches create more space around the trunk, giving the bonsai a more classic appearance.
The shape of the newly wired branches will soon begin to set (approx. 4-6 weeks).
Please check your wiring
on a weekly basis. If it begins to look tight please remove it.
Once the wire has been removed, please re-wire using new wire (you only need to do this if the branch has not set in the desired position).

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