Hey, I am an American living in South korea. I am new here, and i just picked up my first pine tree bonsai. I have been doing lots of reading and watching of videos prior to buying the tree. It is very different once the tree is in hand though!
Since i am new to this, i just want to get some opinions on the tree, and maybe some ideas of what i should, or should not do. I know this tree isnt a show piece, but i figured it would be a good beginner tree for me. It has some weak spots where there is not much growth. Also, appears to have been wired once before (maybe last season).
Since i got it, all i have done is give it good light and good water. I picked up bonsai wire and fertilizer from the old korean woman who runs the bonsai shop, today.
Am i too late to wire? Should i wire? If so, any hints? (i am not very artistic yet, and im scared to do the wrong thing). There seem to be some branches, or clusters of needles growing into eachother/other branches. I know i need to clean up the branches a bit so you can see the trunk line.
As you can see, there are 4 pics, i have labeled them as front, left, right and back simply for ease here. Any comments, hints, or advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!