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Too Tall Willow 2 months 2 weeks ago #71594

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Hey y’all,

So about a year ago I posted about a willow I’d taken from a cutting, and y’all gave me some good advice. That same willow is doing quite well. Almost too well… it’s gotten really big. I’m attaching a picture, and I’ll measure it later. What do I do about that? I want it to be a bonsai, not a full grown tree. How do I shorten it without making it look ugly? Also, some stuff recently died off at the bottom. Is that normal?

Thanks in advance

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Too Tall Willow 2 months 2 weeks ago #71598

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I cannot see any photo.

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Too Tall Willow 2 months 2 weeks ago #71606

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Let’s try this again:

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Too Tall Willow 2 months 2 weeks ago #71666

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This is interesting. I have no experience in making this a bonsai but I hope some chimes in.

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Too Tall Willow 2 months 2 weeks ago #71674

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At this point, I would just loose the thicker of the two trunks. Your tree will need to grow a lot taller to gain thickness before you reduce the height.

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Too Tall Willow 2 months 1 week ago #71679

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So you’re saying just cut it off?

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Too Tall Willow 2 months 1 week ago #71681

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Joesaurus wrote: So you’re saying just cut it off?


No, I dont tell you to cut it off. I am saying that it is what I would do. Its your tree.

Btw, I would wait for late winter or early spring to do that.

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