Winter Pruning: Celtis Afiricana pruning and treating for pests ahead of winter.


My half marathon is behind me. After a challenging 2:00:51 and a few head aches later I can focus on my trees again. Till the next one… After everything is done and the pain lingers on I’m back working on my trees.

I worked on this tree just as an experiment. I normally do my winter pruning half way through winter, but I recently heard that you should do it at the beginning of autumn. As there will still be some sap flow in the tree and it allows the tree to heal slightly before the sap slows down. This is good. In this article they also mentioned that if the sap starts flowing in spring then the cuts are not healed over its like a gardening hose that has a leak, all the sap flows out until the wound is healed. This sets your tree back and wastes much…

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#Removingbonsaiwire: Ceder bonsai wire removal with detailed video.


Last night I worked late to get this tree done. There is a lot that I need to finish of before the winter finally sets in. The work on this tree took me about one and a half hours.

I do not mind removing the wire but it less fun than putting it on. You need to be very careful and work delicately. If you damage the needles on the tree it will not be visible right away but a week or two later you will see the brown broken edges. With a tree with this much green foliage it will be noticeable. A tip that helped me a lot is to work from the bottom of the pads with your fingers. This sounds real easy and straight forward but it does not always come naturally. Sometimes you need to hold a piece of wire down to remove it and…

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