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Brand New Grower! 7 months 1 week ago #66659

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Hey everyone,

I am brand new to this and am planning on buying my first tree in the next week or so. I was wondering which was the best way to go about it?

Do I buy a reasonably developed tree and start of easy (without having to cultivate it)? Or do I buy a younger one which makes me have to wire/plant/etc.

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Brand New Grower! 7 months 1 week ago #66661

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Get both. Go to a bonsai nursery and talk to the people and figure out what are good species for beginner in your climate. In Spring (around now in the Northern Hemisphere...) you can try to dig up some seedlings or young trees and put them in a pot. Learning the art of bonsai usually involves some casualties, so it's better to have multiple trees. Also, having multiple trees at different developmental stages gives you a better overview of what to do with the younger trees when they mature.
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Brand New Grower! 7 months 1 week ago #66662

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Do not expect to keep a tree inside your house, that is the biggest mistake you can make.
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