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When to start wiring 11 months 4 weeks ago #35222

At what point do I begin to wire and train branches for movement. Is it better when they harden or when they're semi hard? Or still young and green?
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When to start wiring 11 months 4 weeks ago #35226

this is very personal as well as species dependend.

I try to wire all my trees at least once a year when the young growth is young and soft. However, for juniper, larch, pine you can still bend branches well after several years. With azalea, branches of a year old might already snap when you try.

And then some your green branches will happily be bend and twisted. And others will die once you put your fingers on. I would say: Get more specific; which plant/species. And/or work with someone who is growing bonsai well.
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When to start wiring 11 months 4 weeks ago #35240

I wish I knew someone who even remotely knows about bonsai. No one in my area seems to care about it. So I Thank you for your replies.
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