Walter Pall's main blog about bonsai and his work with trees from day to day. Lots of good pictures of good trees and lots of valuable information about bonsai.
Hi Walter,Was any consideration given to maybe removing the trunk on the left that comes out of the soil? I kind of like the composition without it (but I am a novice at such material). I woudl like to hear your thought process and vision for this tree -without waiting for the pictires over the next 5-10 years :).Thanks,Christian
chistian,sure this is being considered and may well happen. The tree has to develop a lot of branches anyway. So next year it will be wired and stlyed. At that time I might also consider to place it into a much smaller container. At that point I might cut off the big trunk on the left. If I do it I will take it off with roots to have an extra single living trunk.So why don't I do it right away? Well,because it is not 100 % certain for me at the moment . Bonsai is indeed a long term endeavor. I may decide in five years or ten. That's how it should be in my opinion. It is nothing for folks who are in a hurry. It may alos happen that a new owner makes that decision.
I have been experimenting with largw Honey suckles and have had the problem of them filling the soil with roots in half a season and then they are so root bound and poorly drained they languish. They look much the same as these.
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