TOPIC: Scale? on Ficus(Too Little)Benjamina

Re: Scale? on Ficus(Too Little)Benjamina 7 years 2 months ago #1620

Lance, the whole top section that snapped off is about one third of the trunks length; it is 6" (15 cm)long and only 3/8" (4 mm) wide at the point where it broke off...very little to work with and extremely brittle.

To answer your question, there is no dead wood left on the trunk...there is a live branch just below the point where it snapped. There are however, two small and very thin branches left on the tree that I believe are also dead; you can see them in the photos.

Jin (dead wood)can be created with any branch on the tree...it doesn't have to be the top. Whereas Shari is deadwood created on the trunk. www.bonsaiempire.com/train/deadwood
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