Tools, books and FAQ

Using quality tools and getting the right Bonsai book will help you a lot. We also discuss the frequently asked questions and seasonal maintenance in this category.

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Our recommendations

A quick guide to selecting quality tools and Bonsai books that will help you succeed in growing and caring for your Bonsai. Important tools include a twig shear with a long handle, and a concave cutter. As for books; there are literally hundreds of books available. We help you pick the right one for your level.

Bonsai tools

Proper equipment is very important for the training and care of Bonsai trees. You must be able to execute accurate cuts on the trees, with a special profile and clean, even edges.

Bonsai books

With the thousands of Bonsai books available for purchase, a shortlist of recommended books is essential to help you decide which one to buy. We have selected books in five categories (ebooks, beginner, intermediate and advanced level, and magazines) that we believe are good choices.

Bonsai calendar

It is common sense to work on a tree at a time when it is possible to obtain the best result, while interfering as little as possible with the plant’s natural activity. Causing stress to a plant will slow down its process of development instead of speeding it up, so timing your work is important!

Bonsai FAQ

When you're just getting started you'll have lots of questions about the art of Bonsai, the techniques involved, and what tree species to select.

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