First of all Hi if your reading this,I am new to bonsai and have been given a rather lovely ( i think) zelkova tree. i have been able to care and develop the tree quite successfully but recently whilst attempting to bend a branch i managed to snap it away from the main tree,
It remains attached in part and i hope it will be able to sustain sufficient travel of nutrients to the branch through the remaining connected section.
Whilst my first thoughts were DISASTER I remember seeing some very bold and apparently destructive operations performed on some trees in order to create some rather exciting results i now wonder if this is an opportunity to get creative with the damaged area.
Now for the questions.
Will this kill my tree????????
1) What should i do with regards to first aid to the damaged area this consists of a snapped and torn area where the branch joins the main tree.
2) In the longer term what options do i have with regard to working with the damaged area to create something which looks old, worn and damaged.
Thanks in anticipation of some feedback.