Sunday, June 14, 2015

Crabapple Bonsai: trunk-chop update

This is the tree that was chopped in half to improve taper and proportions (I also removed the majority of its roots but we are going to ignore that completely). It is some type of wild North American Crabapple.

The first picture is the tree in April and the second is in June. This tree is planted in coarse pumice that I purchased on Ebay.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Large Crabapple Cutting: Part 2

Three months ago I trunk-chopped my tall crabapple bonsai. I decided I would try to root the removed top of the tree by planting it in coarse pumice. I wanted to put it into a slightly larger container. I was delighted to see that there were a healthy amount of roots.