Bonsai Hack

Bonsai Iterate

So I dug up a privet from my yard last year and put it in a wooden box to recover. It did great, and now I’d like to put a little movement into the young branches before they are too thick to bend.

Young branches on thick trunk

I will only want to keep one of the branches emerging from this spot on the trunk. It’s very early in the design and growing process so I can’t necessarily choose which one is better, AND to anchor one of these to another branch with wire would require wrapping all the way around that thick trunk, which could risk scaring on the trunk.

Same branches, from above, after wiring

So, don’t make that choice now. Wire these two branches with one wire and put movement into both. No need to wrap all the way around the trunk, and I can decide which…

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