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12 Rules to Bonsai Branch Selection, Be the Creator

Hello! This is Samar … welcomes you to Be The CREATOR channel In this video I’m going to share…. 12 rules to Bonsai branch selection i.e. …when we make bonsai … which branch should we grow and … which branch should we prune I’m sharing this video tutorial on request of some of my … bonsai lover friends For all beginner… bosai lovers … it’ll be very useful video tutorial For easy presentation I’ve … made this illustration Look at the tree … First let your tree grow well… for at least 2 to 3 years , then … you think about branch selection Before branch selection … choose the front of your tree After that select the bonsai branches If the branch structures are not properly visible to you Then defoliate it first Now all the branches …

And their layout will be visible to you Roule No. 1 Branches growing from the ground level… are to be pruned Because … They are not bonsai suitable branches Rule No. 2 Branches directly pointing towards you… remove them. These are called Eye poker branch It covers the bonsai apex …. it should not be Rule No. 3 Branches growing from the similar height … of the trunk line…

Towards opposite direction You can grow any one of them You have to decide which branch is … more authentic …. to grow and prune the other Look at this branch …. has grown from inside of the curve…. should be pruned Branch growing like this … deteriorates the beauty of a bonsai Rule No. 4 There should not be any parallel branches on bonsai Adjacent two branches … growing towards same direction … then they are not bonsai suitable at all Keep any one of them Here you have to decide, which one to be pruned and …

Which is to be grown Between tow branches shown in the picture, this one … is more suitable… so we have to prune this branch Rule No. 5 Branches growing from almost same point must not be thre You have to prune one of them Rule No. 6 Any branch … growing vigorously compare to other branches… Prune it Branch like this can damage your bonsai Due to this, growth of other branches can be stopped Dieback is also possible Rule No. 7 Any sub branch … from any branch …. growing towards opposite direction, prune it Rule No. 8 Any branch that is growing straight downwards …

Prune it Rule No. 9 Which is growing straight upwards Prune it too Rule No. 10 The leader of the tree i.e. the tip of the main trunk line or apex… has to be pruned By this the growth of the tree will be controlled Otherwise the whole energy will be spent to grow the apex Rest of the branches which are growing in bottom … will dieback eventually Rule No. 11 Grow the secondary branches grown from the primary branch And prune the tip of the primary branches Rule No. 12 Up to one third of the total height No branch should be there Here this branch is to be pruned too In result the trunk line will be well visible And will be look like a matured tree Hope, the 12 rules of bonsai branch selection I shared, … you understand Still if you have any doubts or question then please ask me in the comment section bellow Now watch the branch selection of a Shimpaku Gold Juniper If you want to learn the authentic way to make bonsai …

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Bonsai Trees – Chinese Elm Bonsai Forest Field Grown Part 3 | mikbonsai | Bonsai Tips

Today I’m working on Chinese Elms, these were field grown in southeast England and the trunks were chopped and they were put together in a group planting I have pruned them previously and today we are going to repeat the process Hello everyone this is Iqbal Khan and today I’m working on this Chinese Elm field grown trees they have been planted in a group planting and I had pruned them a few times and they were just stumps when I started and the branches are coming along quite nicely and also they are thickening up very well. I have made a start and am now working on this side of the tree and these branches I have allowed them to really grow long and then prune them right back that way we end up with thicker branches and the ramification is better so now just going in and removing these thick branches and these again I don’t throw them away I will be propagating these to grow a little Chinese Elm trees so I’ll carry on with this and we’ll catch up shortly.

I have pruned the right hand side and the other side needs to be done. You can see the difference how different it looks the right side compared to the left side so now start working on the other side I have now turned the tree round and I will be working on this area here and I will explain the directional pruning method shortly after I have removed a few more of these branches. I am making very good progress with the pruning and now I will remove this branch from the top and I have explained previously why I let these branches grow so long the idea is if they were only, say this long and I prune them out end up with a very thin branch whereas letting them grow long I end up with a much thicker branch when it’s pruned and now I want to talk about the styling of these trees they will not be wired the branches will not be wired in any way whatsoever and I’ll be using the clip in grow and directional pruning method when the branches grow all the energy goes to the end and the branch gets longer and longer and by reducing it and pruning it the energy which previously went to the leader and pushed it to grow is stopped as soon as this is pruned and the energy then it goes to the node between the leaf and the cut branch and the new growth comes from here and that is called directional pruning if I wanted the new growth to go in this direction I would cut it to here and the new growth will go in the direction that the leaf is pointing.

I have completed the pruning of this group planting and also removed a lot of dead branches and we just zoom out and – that’s the foliage of the tree, is much thinner and lighter and there were quite a lot of dead branches and that was because the light couldn’t get through and now the light will be able to get through and hopefully it will progress on to becoming a decent group planting. This is my field grown Chinese elm group planting of seven trees. I’ll give it a quick turn, that is the front, the taller trees at the front and the smaller ones at the back that’s the back of the trees and that is where started. That’s all for now. Thanks for watching and to watch more please subscribe and ring the bell so you won’t miss anything. This is Iqbal Khan for mikbonsai in West London and now for the afterthought last night I went out with the wife for a drink and I said I love you.

She asked is that you or the beer talking. I said it’s me talking to the beer. You dig ! .

Bonsai Trees – Chinese Elm Bonsai Forest Field Grown Part 3 | mikbonsai | Bonsai Tips

Today I’m working on Chinese Elms, these were field grown in southeast England and the trunks were chopped and they were put together in a group planting I have pruned them previously and today we are going to repeat the process Hello everyone this is Iqbal Khan and today I’m working on this Chinese Elm field grown trees they have been planted in a group planting and I had pruned them a few times and they were just stumps when I started and the branches are coming along quite nicely and also they are thickening up very well. I have made a start and am now working on this side of the tree and these branches I have allowed them to really grow long and then prune them right back that way we end up with thicker branches and the ramification is better so now just going in and removing these thick branches and these again I don’t throw them away I will be propagating these to grow a little Chinese Elm trees so I’ll carry on with this and we’ll catch up shortly.

I have pruned the right hand side and the other side needs to be done. You can see the difference how different it looks the right side compared to the left side so now start working on the other side I have now turned the tree round and I will be working on this area here and I will explain the directional pruning method shortly after I have removed a few more of these branches. I am making very good progress with the pruning and now I will remove this branch from the top and I have explained previously why I let these branches grow so long the idea is if they were only, say this long and I prune them out end up with a very thin branch whereas letting them grow long I end up with a much thicker branch when it’s pruned and now I want to talk about the styling of these trees they will not be wired the branches will not be wired in any way whatsoever and I’ll be using the clip in grow and directional pruning method when the branches grow all the energy goes to the end and the branch gets longer and longer and by reducing it and pruning it the energy which previously went to the leader and pushed it to grow is stopped as soon as this is pruned and the energy then it goes to the node between the leaf and the cut branch and the new growth comes from here and that is called directional pruning if I wanted the new growth to go in this direction I would cut it to here and the new growth will go in the direction that the leaf is pointing.

I have completed the pruning of this group planting and also removed a lot of dead branches and we just zoom out and – that’s the foliage of the tree, is much thinner and lighter and there were quite a lot of dead branches and that was because the light couldn’t get through and now the light will be able to get through and hopefully it will progress on to becoming a decent group planting. This is my field grown Chinese elm group planting of seven trees.

I’ll give it a quick turn, that is the front, the taller trees at the front and the smaller ones at the back that’s the back of the trees and that is where started. That’s all for now. Thanks for watching and to watch more please subscribe and ring the bell so you won’t miss anything. This is Iqbal Khan for mikbonsai in West London and now for the afterthought last night I went out with the wife for a drink and I said I love you. She asked is that you or the beer talking. I said it’s me talking to the beer. You dig ! .