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Species Specific => Japanese Maple Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: boon on April 14, 2012, 12:15 AM

Title: old japanese maple
Post by: boon on April 14, 2012, 12:15 AM
we thin it today.  and do soji (clean up the top soil).  cut the roots that stick upward and small roots that cross.  keep the root that pointed in the direct correction.  this work will continue to improve the nebari. 

it is maintenance that should be done on all bonsai.
first pic, -before
close up of the trunk on the old japanese maple
root work on the right side
after cutting off unwanted roots
Title: Re: old japanese maple
Post by: boon on April 14, 2012, 12:17 AM
finished pruning and soji.  then take it out and water

it us usually done between fall and spring.


Title: Re: old japanese maple
Post by: MatsuBonsai on April 15, 2012, 06:04 PM
Very nice, Boon.  Scars have almost healed completely.  What's next for this old one?