The difference between bonsai trimming and pruning


I thought I would shed some light on this topic. There are a few techniques when it comes to cutting branches on a bonsai tree. I will first try and explain the best I can the difference between trimming and pruning. After that I will share a few useful tips on pruning.


The first one is trimming. Its like when your beard or hair becomes to long. You simply trim the top off and if it grows out you repeat the process.  The same with bonsai. You never stop cutting back on the new growth. By trimming your bonsai tree regularly you can redirect growth to areas that are weak, you can reduce leave size and get finer ramification. So how does trimming work? As a general rule you cut back to two sets of leaves after every six to eight sets of leave growth on a branch. I…

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