The Beginner’s Guide to Trees

The In-Depth Introduction of the Bonsai Tree

When the word Bonsai is mention, the first thought to creep in most people’s minds is the picture of a small tree growing on a small vase. Even those who have more knowledge about Bonsai than the average person usually know no more than that the Bonsai is a Japanese technique of growing small trees and investing a lot of time, care and dedication on them.

It is for this reason that there is the need to understand what Bonsai is and fully appreciate how rich, and many-layered this form of art can be.

The Care and Cultivation of the Bonsai Tree
What has differentiated Bonsai and other similar art forms for centuries is in their distinct character and the great amount of discipline that they demand.
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One of the key aspects of the Bonsai that many people fail to comprehend is that they are not and can never be just small plants. Bonsai are trees, and as such, they require different growing methods than plants. The gardener needs to focus on aspects of the Bonsai trees ranging from the most obvious ones such as controlling the size and shape of the trees to the minuscule ones like the way the first seedlings and cuttings are shaped.
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Also, you need to know that the Bonsai is not a specific type of tree. In fact, Bonsai can almost be any tree that gardeners take care of and cultivate and invest time, skill and knowledge.

Bonsai Trees Techniques
One of the most essential elements of growing a Bonsai is its style and overall design. There are numerous techniques that can be used to give the Bonsai any particular style.

Leaf trimming entails the removal of specific leaves or thorns from the trunk or branches of the Bonsai.

Pruning is done to take care of all the items in the Bonsai including the branches, roots, and trunk of a particular tree.

With the use of mechanical tools, the gardener further monitors the shape of all the elements of the Bonsai.

Defoliation: This is a technique that is applied to the deciduous species to achieve a short term dwarfing of their foliage.

There is much to the care and cultivation of the Bonsai. However, it can be quite rewarding to those who are prepared to invest the needed time and attention. There is more to growing of the Bonsai than just investing time and efforts.
Bonsai is a discipline in itself, and those who begin to learn the culture and principles involved it is bound to find themselves immersed in a practice that carries centuries of tradition behind it.