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LEVEL
Intermediate
TOTAL TIME
6 hour
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In this course we take a deep dive in the topic of Pruning - breaking it down by tree species as well as by the developmental stages of the tree. Plus, we investigate Flowering Bonsai, Bunjin, and Winter care.

Course introduction

In this course, we present you the most comprehensive curriculum available on Pruning your Bonsai. We focus on the nuances that each tree species presents, and break down the pruning techniques based on the developmental stages of your trees.

The expert teachers, Bjorn Bjorholm and Michael Hagedorn, also provide interesting tutorials on the Bunjin style (Literati), show how to create a root over rock Bonsai, and investigate various Fruiting and flowering tree species.

  • Understand and apply the essential Pruning techniques
  • Expert teachers show you how to do it yourself
  • Expand your knowledge of advanced Bonsai techniques and styles

Your instructors

Bjorn Bjorholm
Bonsai professional who studied this living art for over six years in Japan
Michael Hagedorn
Bonsai professional who apprenticed under Bonsai master Shinji Suzuki in Obuse, Japan.

Class Curriculum

Introduction

1
01:59
Welcome

Advanced Pruning

2
14:46
Objective pruning and tools
3
32:38
Deciduous trees in early development
4
17:08
Deciduous trees in mid development
5
21:43
Deciduous trees in refinement stage
6
10:08
Pruning case study - Beech
7
14:21
Pruning case study - Stewartia
8
31:12
Conifers in early to mid development
9
14:48
Conifers in refinement stage
10
1:28
Concluding remarks

Flowering and Fruiting trees

11
12:43
Fruiting and flowering Bonsai
12
11:44
Case study - Cherry
13
11:58
Dwarf flowering quince or Chojubai
14
12:58
Case study - Chojubai

Techniques and Care

15
25:40
Creating a root over rock Bonsai
16
13:48
Bunjin or Literati style Bonsai
17
28:13
Bunjin case study - Winged elm
18
25:42
Bunjin case study - Shore pine
19
26:06
Bunjin case study - Juniper
20
17:30
Winter care

Conclusion

21
1:00
Final remarks and next steps
22
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Certificate

Explained in plain English and worth every cent.

Bonsai South
Bonsai South Forum

Bjorn shares tips on cultivation and development techniques specific to the species.

Bonsai Tonight
Bonsai Tonight Blog

I was hooked - all you need to know for each species is there to view.

Bonsai Eejit
Bonsai Eejit Blog

Practically oriented and worth discovering

Esprit Bonsai
Esprit Bonsai Magazine

Detailed care commentary and progressions are offered in learning bursts from mini-videos.

Michael Hagedorn
Michael Hagedorn Blog

I recommend this to everybody who is serious about bonsai.

Walter Pall
Walter Pall Blog


Frequently Asked Questions

What will I get by taking this course?

After completing the course you'll understand the main developmental stages of Bonsai, and you know exactly when to apply Pruning techniques for optimal results. The course also covers popular Bonsai styles such as Literati and root over rock, plus you'll know how to select, style and care for fruiting and flowering trees - which complete your Bonsai collection!

How will I be able to access the learning material?

After enrolling in the course, you will always have unlimited online access to all the lectures and to the learning materials, on any computer, tablet or mobile device you own. It is a completely self-paced online course. English subtitles are available on all lectures. We accept Credit cards and PayPal.

Are there any pre-requirements?

We assume you have a solid understanding of the basic Bonsai techniques and terminology, as covered in our Bonsai Beginners Course, and that you are ready for a deep dive into the challenging but important topic of Pruning.

Can I purchase the course as gift?

Absolutely! We sell gift vouchers in a beautiful design, ready to print or forward to your friend or relative! Click here to purchase.

Enroll now US$ 59.99

Lifetime access to all 21 lectures