I have been in love with bonsai trees for a long time. I finally decided to try my hand at making one. I have a couple questions though.
1st, I'd like to find a small tree outside like oak or maple.
Can I do this and trim the tree to size?
2nd, do I have to have bonsai soil. Or would it be better to use the soil the tree is currently sitting in. Finally, the last question is that even small trees have bigger leaves compared to what I normally see on a bonsai. Should I trim some of the large leaves off tree or leave them?
I don't know if it matters but I'd like the tree to be about 2ft tall.
Thanks for any and all replies I'm very excited to start just need info lol.