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A shohin Shimpaku cleanup

This was air-layered about 4 years ago, and has been wired out for the last 2. It’s growing strong, and it’s time to get the wires off, prune to back a little, and clean up the dead wood.

Before:

Wires removed:

Pruned back, about 1/3 of the foliage removed. Sucker growth, strong tips, and weak growth was all removed:

Finally, trunks scrubbed up and deadwood treated with lime-sulfur:

Should be all set for the rest of the growing season. Pot? Shinobu.

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Excellent beginnings on a great tree. Was this work completed recently? Well done.

    August 27, 2018
  2. Reblogged this on Wolf's Birding and Bonsai Blog.

    September 8, 2018

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