Seasonal Work on Shohin Hawthorns

Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai

The early season work on my small trees usually involves cleaning the moss and grime from the trunk, refining jins and sharis and re-potting if necessary.

The first up today is a shohin hawthorn that was re-potted last year. I wanted to do a little refining on the V cut to give it a more natural appearance.

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This is how it looks after a pressure wash and a little work with the Dremel.

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The other side before the work

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And after. I’m not sure which side of this tree is my preferred front. Both sides have potential I think.

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This is a new tool I acquired recently for cleaning my trees. Its called a textile cleaning gun. It is a very powerful tool and does a great job on the trunk and deadwood. You have to exercise extreme care in its use as it has the capacity to strip the bark from…

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