I have a common juniper, as you can tell from the picture the bottom has unique movement, but the rest of the tree is straight with 3 small branches at the top. Is there any techniques i can use to resemble a rocky mountain bonsai where the whole tree is just spectacularly shaped? Thank you guys so much!!
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Yesterday I took an elm I had dig up to the local bonsai club workshop asking for ideas in styling. From three people I got four contradictory recommendations. Cut it off real low, cut it off medium, wire the branches off going slightly upwards, wire them up downwards to cover up the trunk. One said wait a year before doing anything, one said wire right now but don't cut anything, one said cut it off right now. They all agreed that it is my tree so I should do what I want.
So, the only thing you can really count on is that it is your tree.
One also said before making any decisions I should put it with the other trees and do something with it that adds to the collection. If I have five broom trees I don't need another. Do something that adds to the collection. That was good advice.
You did not get contradictory statements, what you got were different opinions. you asked for ideas and that is what you got. what is wrong with that? As you do not show us the tree then we cannot suggest anything either
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I have a common juniper. Is there any techniques i can use to resemble a rocky mountain bonsai where the whole tree is just spectacularly shaped?
Yes, many techniques, but first it has to grow a lot more. Two or three seasons.
Then, IF it were mine, I would chop it down do the very first branch and restart from there.
It takes time.
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