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In the ground to pre-bonsai 1 year 6 months ago #24571

I have several young trees that I purchased to develop into bonsai. I know that there is more to developing a good tree than just 'putting it in the ground' for a few years' and hoping it becomes good material! I am having trouble finding information on growing pre-bonsai, i.e. how often should I dig them up and root prune them? I assume it's not as often as I would if they were in a pot. Should I wire them? Let leaders grow or trunk chop?

I know it's a long process and requires a lot of patience to grow trees 'from scratch,' but I find the process appealing - if I can do it right!

Thanks for any help you can give me, or if you an direct me to a source of info!
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Bonsai is not only a tree in a small pot. As an art form, it is a colaborative sculpture between two artists, each creating the masterpiece of a lifetime.

In the ground to pre-bonsai 1 year 6 months ago #24592

At some point I started a guide on doing this. Some of the material I put online: www.growingbonsai.net/growing-bonsai/growing-trunks/
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In the ground to pre-bonsai 1 year 5 months ago #25267

Thanks for your work. For a beginner it is amazing
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