C&ABONSAI wrote:I would like to try an idea...
Can I go out to the forest and dig a baby tree and make a Bonsai?
If so, can I do this now? What season is best to dig and repot into a Bonsai pot?
What would be required?
Do I have to trim the tree?
Do I have to wire the tree?
Do I have to cut the roots?
Can someone explain the soil, where should I get the stuff for the soil?
Just an Idea, to try to create my own?
Has anyone been sucessful?
By the way I live in Illinois...
Thank you for your advise!!!
Yes, people do this all the time. Finding suitable plants to dig up can be hard. Alot of times they will air layer a branch (process of taking a branch and creating roots for it to stand alone on) but this takes time and isnt for beginners.
An advantage of doing this includes finding a tree that is native to the climate you are in, which is easier to raise. You most likely will have to wire it, which is fun but of course depends on the specimen you use.
Edit: Ps, please make sure you have permission from wherever you are taking it from. If its private property you can get in a heap of trouble.