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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: mikemet on April 02, 2013, 05:53 PM

Title: new enthusiast question
Post by: mikemet on April 02, 2013, 05:53 PM
Hi All

I am new to Bonsai myself.   I cant say how addicted I am as of now but it looks to be as pretty bad. 

I made some pre-bonsai seedling purchases-   and I did what I thought was the right thing.    I cut the taproot to about 2 1/2 3" to the crown on these species:

Lacebark chinese elm
trident maple
japanese beech


Some of these had small roots- but nothing significant.   Things are looking good right now with all the trees.  they appear to be doing well - and healthy.   Spring has not sprung yet- but I am kinda waiting to see buds popping-    and I will know I am in good shape at that point.   


I tried to do alot of research prior to my root chopping.  Not a lot of info was online about it-    and its too late now.   I am just hoping to get some feedback on my chops...  was it the right thing to do?     Any other advise one can offer with these babies would be helpful.   
Title: Re: new enthusiast question
Post by: bwaynef on April 02, 2013, 09:01 PM
I don't have much experience w/ Beech, but the impression I've picked up is that they're touchy with their roots.  That said, seedling vigor probably nullifies a lot of wrongs.  You should be fine with all three.

When you get a chance, fill in your location.  With that information, someone will likely point you to a club ...and you'll learn a lot more there.
Title: Re: new enthusiast question
Post by: Sorce on September 26, 2013, 07:14 AM
Use this page for that little son of a beech!

http://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Beechadvancedpruning.htm (http://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Beechadvancedpruning.htm)