July Club Meeting: Shimpaku Junipers
Shimpaku junipers are very slow growing.
Vigorous trimming of excess foliage and then much bending of branches.
Significant wiring of trunk and first branch.
Then vigorous wiring of trunk and second branch.
Significant bending of wired branches using tool.
Trim any foliage that is growing straight up or straight down.
Develop pads of foliage and wire with light wire.
Because conifers/junipers do not have a lot of roots, when Hahn transfers tree from black plastic pot to small bonsai pot, he does not prune roots too aggressively.
Tease off excess dirt with hands and do not take off too much root material.
If the foliage turns yellow, take off wire immediately.
With pine trees in Melbourne, the more you repot the more you kill the tree.
A very vigorous demonstration by Hahn with great shimpaku styling.