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Help with suspected tree health issues 3 months 2 weeks ago #38136

Hello.
I received a Bonsai tree as a gift, and have had it for about 4 months now. This is the first bonsai tree I have owned, so I tried my best to read up on how to care for a tree, but I fear something may be going wrong.
Recently I have noticed that my tree has begun to drop a few leaves, and the base of the trunk has become a darker colour (as seen in the pictures attached). Some places I have visited have pointed towards overwatering as the issue.

Could anyone advise if this is the issue, and how to help the tree recover?

Thanks for the help

Ryan

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Help with suspected tree health issues 3 months 2 weeks ago #38137

Ryan181 wrote: Some places I have visited have pointed towards overwatering as the issue.


Ryan;

Welcome.
By the pictures you show, you are drowning your plant.
As wet as wet can be.
One of the things that most kills bonsai is excess TLC.
Let it breathe, please.
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Help with suspected tree health issues 3 months 2 weeks ago #38138

Thanks for the help, I will refrain from watering it as much.

Just wondering how I should know when to water it, as when I leave it over a week, the soil becomes dry and cracked.
Am I watering it too much at once or too often?
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Too often, I guess .
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Help with suspected tree health issues 3 months 3 days ago #38487

You should be between what you have now, and dry and cracked :)

Look for info on soil: People use very specific substrate on bonsai, as it is hard to get the watering right in the soil you are using. :)
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