Learn how to make a Maple bonsai tree! In this article and video we show you how to make a trunk-chop, prune and wire a Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum).
Bonsai can be created in many different ways, from seeds for example, or by buying a ready-made Bonsai in an online store. Another way is to purchase nursery stock (from a Bonsai retailer or garden center if you are lucky) that has Bonsai potential. By applying techniques like pruning, wiring and repotting you can turn that nursery stock into a nice looking Bonsai tree!
In this article we show the steps we took to make a Bonsai from a nice looking Japanese maple - one with great potential and hence a price tag of around $150 USD.
This was the first step in the development of this tree to a Bonsai, and it will take several years until it will be ready. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see the progression of this tree over the years!
How to make a Japanese Maple Bonsai (video tutorial)