I'm in the very beginning stages of bonsai ownership and am trying to dabble in starting some of my own bonsais, which I know can take a long time, but I'm not investing too much, so why not?
I've decided I'd like to try raising some oak and maple seedlings...some for full size trees and many for potential bonsai. But some of them have trunks that are several inches tall and look kind-of silly. I've been looking into trunk chop. Do you think I could do this? From what I've read on the internet, I may have waited just a bit too long, as it says to do trunk chops in the late spring or late winter. Even though I'd consider this mid-spring, the seedlings have their new leaves coming on already, so have I missed my chance to trunk chop? If so, should I go ahead and root trim and repot then trunk chop in late winter?
Thanks for any ideas,