Pruning a Bonsai – Training by Chinese Bonsai Nurseryman

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Instructions on pruning a Bonsai Tree from a Chinese Bonsai Nurseryman.

The video below was taken in China.

It features a Chinese Bonsai Nurseryman demonstrating how to prune a fast growing Bonsai Tree.(Ficus).

As you will see he starts off to one side and slowly and methodically works inwards taking care not to take too much off in one go, sometimes first taking of the tip (to get a better view) then cutting again to a point he is satisfied with.

He states that once cut there will be new growth sprouting from the bud points along the branch or stem.

He also mentions that this should be done 2 or 3 times a year and that the compost should be kept on the dry side (avoid over watering)

Towards the end the shot pans away to see over some of the surrounding bonsai nursery area.

This video is taken of the actual Chinese Bonsai Nursery where the Bonsai Tree pruning above took place.


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