“Five Principles” to Follow in the Process of Pruning Bonsai Trees

“Five Principles” to Follow in the Process of Pruning Bonsai Trees

Many pot friends like bonsai trees, especially old pile bonsai, which has not only high ornamental value but also has full artistic charm and full of growth vitality, which is very eye-catching. Putting it in the home can not only decorate the home environment but also improve the taste of the room. But bonsai modelling is mostly based on pruning, supplemented by pruning, especially the role of pruning in the modelling process is irreplaceable.

The principle of going far and staying near

If the lower branch of the bonsai is far away from the trunk, it is generally considered as the first part to be cut when pruning. Cutting off the distal branches can make our bonsai plant more compact, and the bonsai appears deeper, so it is also very important to improve the overall ornamental of the bonsai.

Bonsai, Plant, Pot, Tree, LeavesThe principle of going high and staying low

Sometimes we may not prune the side branches in time. As a result, the length of the side branches is too high over time, even higher than the crown and top of the tree. Therefore, if these branches cannot be used, it is recommended to remove them. It is advisable to remove the branches that grow too high and keep relatively short branches. The branches of bonsai have different heights, and the whole is more coordinated.

The principle of leaving in the middle

With the continuous growth of bonsai trees, some relatively straight and poorly positioned branches may grow out of the tree over time. And we should cut off the relatively straight and growing branches in the tree in time. This not only improves the ventilation and light transmission of the bonsai tree but also allows the thickness to transition naturally, and the bonsai also has more depth.

The principle of going to the big and leaving the small

The principle of “going to the big and leaving the small” is to remove the big branches and keep the twigs, but you can’t make a choice blindly, but look at it according to the specific situation. The main thing is to leave the small branches close to the main trunk and remove the large branches. This operation often makes it easier to grow transitional branches and small branches, making the bonsai tree look more natural, coordinated and beautiful.

The principle of going straight to the song

During the growth of bonsai trees, some branches are easily distorted by wind, rain, sun and rain. When pruning, we need to keep the naturally twisted branches and cut off the relatively straight and dull branches. This can reflect the curvaceous beauty of the bonsai and improve its ornamental quality.

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