Being a newbie to the art of Bonsai I have found, as I read various posts on the forum and in the website's main menu, that I am often coming upon specific terms that are used in Bonsai that I am unfamiliar with. I am sure others may experience the same challenge. As a result I end up having to search all over for the definition of these terms. With the permission and support of Oscar, our Administrator, I have asked for a "Quick Reference Guide to Bonsai Terminology". Oscar thinks it's a great idea and, bless his heart , he has delegated me to come up with the list . Oscar will then create an article specifically for this reference guide.
So, I'm asking for your help please in coming up with a list. The terms can be both Japanese and English. If you know the definition of a term, please include it in as few words as possible. If you don't know or are unsure of the definition, that's okay too...Oscar will help us there. This will be a huge benefit for all who are new to Bonsai and maybe even to some who are more experienced.
I will begin the list here:
Nebari - root flare or surface roots
Toriki - propagation technique known as air-layering
Tsugiki - propagation technique known as grafting
Jin - removal of bark on trunk to create an aged look
Shari - a bonsai tree that has had the bark removed from one side of the trunk
Great to see the list is coming along nicely. Ill make sure the blanks are filled in (I know most of them by heart ).
Perhaps you can select the best info from external sites (as a summary); please list the directories you use so i can link to them in the end.
Perhaps (structure-wise) it is best to have all the terms you gather in an alphabetical or categorical order, with some links of interest (other directories/lists) at the bottom of the article?
Keep up the good work