Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bonsai tree wounds

When you wound a bonsai tree through the removal of a branch you create a wound. Depending on where you prune the branch back to will depend on what type of response the tree will have to the wound created. Some wounds will seal over completely, while others will remain with a hole or cavity… Read more »

Reaction wood

Many bonsai artists are looking to develop their trees and in order to do this, they need to manipulate where branches are located and this can be difficult on larger thicker branches and advanced bonsai material. There are certain biological elements of the tree though that will make the bending of branches harder and ¬†one… Read more »

Sexual expression of bonsai trees

The sexual expression of flowering plants is an interesting one, and often I am caught referring to a tree as a him or her and in some cases this is correct as there are distinct male and female trees for some species but also there are a few variations to consider.

Bonsai tree tropisms

A few explanations for why trees grow the way they do… and how this can be good to know when developing your bonsai tree’s…

Wiring workshop

Wiring was the theme for this months workshop for our members. Some like it, some loath it. The process can be fiddly and time consuming but learning to do it well can help bring a better structure and a precisely defined look to your trees.

Heathrow Bonsai Show 2013

Thank you to Mark and Ming, great day and a very good selection of trees on show. Here are a few images from the day.