winger
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mugo pine bonsai, newbie

[url=https://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0526zh7.jpg][img]https://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7286/img0526zh7.th.jpg[/img][/url] Any body here want to help me with this pine? I would like to create a bonsai, but I don't know what style to create. It is still in its pot from Home Depot. I just cut some branches off but I need help for my next step.

alexinoklahoma
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Mugos are not easy to start with ;) Harry will tell you about all you need to know to start off with re: mugo -> https://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATMugo%20Pines%20Indepth.htm

Basically, it should've been repotted first, and then later on the 'styling' could begin. Gotta get it some good roots first and such... I do not think styling should be even attempted until its in a better roomier (training) 'pot', and I do hope that you can pull it off without any harm to tree's vigor :)

HTH,
Alex

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Winger,

Welcome to the site.
I would like to create a bonsai, but I don't know what style to create. It is still in its pot from Home Depot. I just cut some branches off but I need help for my next step.
I wish you had posted before you had done your pruning. It is a mistake to do any pruning before you have a plan in mind. I like the trunk but those bare branches need some lower foliage. If you can get some back-budding you will have more options. I don't have one so I'll have to do a little research for you.

Norm

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You should wait until Spring to repot it...mugo's get *very* weak when two 'things are done in same season (per srticle and IME, fwiw) ;)

It *really* needs repotting before anything else is done as there is likely cruddy soil in there. Careful to not overwater it, and to not let roots get too cold over winter. Cold-frame, or bury pot in soil, etc...

Alex

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mugo pine

Thanks all for your help, Harry's site was very good. thanks for the tip

Winger

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