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tarian
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HELP on tips on training into literati (yami)

hi i have had this scots pine for a year (yes its a yami ynot lol) can you give me help on how to train it


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any tips on how to wire it ?
should i chop the branche half way up to make driftwood(jin-shari)?????????
help :?

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Re: HELP on tips on training into literati (yami)

hi I have had this scots pine for a year (yes its a yami ynot lol) can you give me help on how to train it
Yes,
Get it in in a [larger] training pot with proper soil [Far more gritty than the current-That looks almost like potting soil :( ]and back outside it goes to: let it grow let it grow let it grow. A good look at the nebari would help to determine the front.
tarian wrote: any tips on how to wire it ?
Nope, Without seeing the nebari I have no idea where the front of this tree is. For Literati [Bunjin] Some more movement in the trunk would be essential as well as a tighter placement wrt foliage and branch development etc..

Give us some idea of where you would like to take this, Virts, Pics, Etc.

If you mean 'How do I wire?' See these: https://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basics_Wiring.htm
https://www.bonsaikc.com/wiring2.htm
Another bit about wiring Pine seedlings: https://www.bonsaikc.com/seedlings.htm
should I chop the branche half way up to make driftwood(jin-shari)?????????
help :?
No, There is a long time to go before I would be worried about jin or shari.

Here is a bit about the care of pines: https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Pinus.html

And pruning pines: https://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATPine%20Pruning.html

Pruning pines is a study in and of itself. To develop this tree is going to take Time, Study, and dedication.

ynot

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