How to get a new leader

Getting a new leader is quite easy really, you just have to cut off the growth above a healthy young shoot and train that up as a new leader to take it’s place, handy for reducing the height of a bonsai. See photos 1 and 2 where indicated on this HornbeamHornbeamsThere does not have to be an election in order to execute this procedure

Later note– this was written during election week 2015 and is a half hearted stab at satire

About Michael Cooper

Bonsai enthusiast and artist. After recording the rural scene in watercolours for over thirty years and having my own studio gallery I am now semi retired. I still sell my prints though to customers worldwide via my website and through the Somerset Crafts Gallery, Avalon Marshes Centre,Westhay nr Glastonbury BA6 9TT. The rest of the time is spent looking after my bonsai trees, I like the exercise.
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4 Responses to How to get a new leader

  1. James Gielow says:

    I’d imagine this would be a good way to exaggerate the taper of the trunk as well! Would you use a wound sealer after this operation?


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