A little Trident Maple root work

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Trees are usually strongest when their freshly dug, and this is the best time to make drastic root reductions…while they have the best head of steam. Here is a look at some root work. Trident 1: Remember to plane the bottom: An attempt at an approach graft with some roots: Planted into an Anderson flat (everything in the grow bed… Continue reading A little Trident Maple root work

Trident Maple Project

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
3 years ago, I bought a small forest planting of trident maples. I intended to separate them into individual pots, which I would then grow on to create my own shohin sized material. The foreground of the first picture shows the saplings sitting on my benches, freshly separated and potted into 5 inch training pots, in the summer of 2012.… Continue reading Trident Maple Project

Re-potting My Deciduous Shohin Trees

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
I take all of my more established deciduous shohin trees out of their pots each spring, not necessarily because they need to be re-potted but mainly to check the condition of the soil and roots. I find that the top centimetre of soil in the pot breaks down quite quickly in our climate, and retains too much moisture.… Continue reading Re-potting My Deciduous Shohin Trees