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Branch cutting 11 months 1 week ago #30116

I want to cut the branch circled in red off my ficus. I think it will open the tree up more and it will look nicer. My only hesitation is that it's a big branch and if I cut it off it will effect the health of the plant?

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Branch cutting 11 months 1 week ago #30121

Not at all :)
Go for it - anytime.
Ficus can take a lot of abuse, it won´t even notice this.
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Branch cutting 11 months 1 week ago #30127

Thanks kristof
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Branch cutting 11 months 1 week ago #30132

It wont harm the tree. I do not however see why you would do this. Lower branches are normally desired when building a bonsai
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Branch cutting 11 months 1 week ago #30133

I would actually keep only that one branch for a new terminal and airlayer the rest on top of it, but maybe tommyboy has his plans with it :)
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Branch cutting 11 months 1 week ago #30180

Krištof wrote: I would actually keep only that one branch for a new terminal and airlayer the rest on top of it, but maybe tommyboy has his plans with it :)



I had considered cutting a few branches off it and turning it into a wind swept style or cutting the trunk right down and starting from the start with just a stump
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Branch cutting 11 months 5 days ago #30357

i think that the branch is consistent with your tree. don't cut :)
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