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Painting Trunks 1 year 11 months ago #25736

I see what looks like white paint on some bansai trunks....is it? Why? What kind of paint?
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Painting Trunks 1 year 11 months ago #25738

what you refer to is limesulfur. This is an anti-fungicide used to help preserve deadwood. Yellow when applied, it dries to a bone white.
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Painting Trunks 1 year 11 months ago #25739

Can live wood surround a dead core?
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Painting Trunks 1 year 11 months ago #25740

not sure what you mean.
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Painting Trunks 1 year 11 months ago #25741

On some I have seen like a vein painted white and the surrounding area unpainted...is this just artistic license?
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Painting Trunks 1 year 11 months ago #25742

www.bonsaiempire.com/images/gallery/large/ganmen1.jpg this is from the gallery it shows what I mean.
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Painting Trunks 1 year 11 months ago #25747

The brown is the live vein, the white is deadwood.
As LB said, it is bleached by limesulfur.
This is in order to make the tree look aged and as if it's had a hard life (seriously).
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Painting Trunks 1 year 11 months ago #25752

As Bonsailearner said, this is to create an impression of an old tree, that has been fighting the elements for many years, where the exposed part died off and was sculpted and bleached by wind and sand.

This does happen in nature.

Source: bonsaitonight.com/2014/06/10/spectacular-sierra-junipers/

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