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Aoi JWP Size reduction 2 months 1 day ago #54916

Any input on letting the top grow to allow the bottom to be refined bonsai material or do I use the top as new top much lowered in the chopped position?

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Aoi JWP Size reduction 2 months 1 day ago #54919

I have no idea what you're asking, to be honest, but based on the photo I'd cut of 2/3.
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Aoi JWP Size reduction 2 months 1 day ago #54920

Yes I'm thinking of getting it down to the bottom third which holds 80% of the trees needles. I'm unsure about when to do the cut- no in 90% dormancy or wait until it's about to shoot.
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Aoi JWP Size reduction 2 months 1 day ago #54926

First question: How big a bonsai do you want
Second question, how thick is the trunk

That defines whether a lot of ongrwoing is needed.
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Aoi JWP Size reduction 2 months 1 day ago #54929

Wire is bitting and most of it is useless as it is.
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Aoi JWP Size reduction 2 months 15 hours ago #54950

I'm taking the bottom two fifths. Removed wire on most the trunk. Trunk is about 10cm. So reducing the size now is important. Wondering on the approach I inserted a turnicate to the internode above where the tree will be reduce to. There is about another inch of trunk under soil in length.
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Aoi JWP Size reduction 2 months 11 hours ago #54951

Are you sure about the size? I cannot see the bottom of the trunk but unless a lot of prior pruning has happened, I would be surprized to find a 10cm thick trunk under that foliage.
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Aoi JWP Size reduction 1 month 4 weeks ago #55013

Here is what I see

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Aoi JWP Size reduction 1 month 4 weeks ago #55016

The tree has a great taper from trunk to the top I want to get to. I'm going to let it grow. Unless someone can advise on when the best Time to chop back the trunk would be
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Aoi JWP Size reduction 1 month 4 weeks ago #55018

I cannot see 10 cm wide trunk in the Photo.

You need to remove all the wire before it destroys the tree totally.
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