The Art of the Rescue


Often when we dream of working on bonsai we see ourselves surrounded by master class trees hundreds of years old, wiring and refining branches, enhancing deadwood, or returning to shaping of the foliage. However, much of the work we do for clients is rescue work. Let me paint this story for you: Client has inherited some trees and loves the art of bonsai. Her husband gives her a tree purchase from some show long ago and of course she has an attachment to it. The client may not know much about caring for the trees but loves them.

This was the sun side of the tree. All of the foliage was going one way and is so dense that the sun never made it back inside the branches so that the foliage is only on the very ends of each branch.

So here goes the rescue work. After years of…

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