here is my new tree but I do have several questions which may have been addressed before but I am determined to ask again.
first thing is I live in china and this is a local tree. was told over ten years old ,but I have no idea about that. any ways being a local tree it is planted in the local soil they use here after reading alot on the forum i see that it is suggested to use certain cat litter or proper horticulture clays but thing is that i have been to many Bonsai gardens in china and all the trees even 600 year old trees are all planted in the same type of soil mine is so whose advice do I follow? and why? kindly answered by Norm the Gnome
second question can anyone ID which type of tree it is I am leaning twords Japanese black pine.
third,advice which was given at nursery where I bought it says leave the wires don't remove them as the tree will just grow around them and make the whole thing stronger, is this right? kindly answered by MARSMAN