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How To Prune Sequoia Bonsai?

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How To Prune Sequoia Bonsai

Sequoia is one of the oldest trees found on earth. It has been found on earth since the time of dinosaurs. Mainly sequoia was found in Europe first but it blends with Asian trees to make sequoia bonsai. Bonsai is not a strange term for tree lovers. It is a miniature tree that was first originated in China but later on adapted to the identity of Japan. One can find such mini trees in almost every house of Japan and China.

Sequoia bonsai is a very beautiful tree with a height of Bonsai and the structure of sequoia. Since the trees are unique and most beautiful, it needs special type of care and pruning. If you don’t know how to prune the sequoia perfectly then, you must miss the chance to see the beauty of this mini tree.

In this piece of information, we are going to tell you some of the best methods, tricks, and ideas to prune the sequoia bonsai well.

Let’s begin!

Choose The Perfect Time for Pruning

The sequoia bonsai can be pruned at any time of the year to maintain the shape. But the major pruning must be done from November to March. This is the first rule which you must know for pruning of sequoia bonsai.

If the tree is ready for pruning before November, then, always choose the coolest time of the day for minor pruning.

Examine The Tree First

Examine The Tree First

The tree mentioned below is ready for pruning.

You should also examine your tree before pruning it. A new top can be grown from the uppermost branch. Remove the tops that are present below the tree with the help of a sharp cutter. You can also remove the extra branches to showcase the trunk. Do not remove more branches from the bottom of the tree if it is way too young.

Because once you remove the lower branches, it will not grow back. So don’t decide anything to regret it in the future. Use tree tapes to make the cutting more effective. With the help of it, remove the extra bends from the trunk.

Remove the extra-long branches to give them the shape of bonsai. Measure the length before cutting it. Cut the branches according to the preferred length.

Pruned sequoia bonsai will look like:

Pruned sequoia bonsai will look like

Pruning of roots

Pruning of roots

People often skip this step, but pruning of roots is very important for the tree’s healthy growth. Although the roots of sequoia bonsai undergo self-pruning, it is important to make the space for new roots. If you don’t then it may retard the further growth of the tree.

For this always use a large pot to plant the tree. You can also transfer it into a large pot if you already used the small one. Feel free to cut the piece of roots along with the soil to give it an attractive shape. It won’t harm the tree. You can always cut it into round, square, or in any shape.

Do not let the tree bare rooted. It will result in the breakage of feeder roots.

Carefully Choose the New Branch for Toping

If you don’t cut the upper branch then the tree will keep on growing and it will lose the identity of bonsai. Therefore, cut the upper branch from time to time and make a new branch a new top for the tree. Choose the new top which is very close to the previous one.

You need to tie the new top branch with tree tape to the upright. After some time, the branch will automatically take the position of the new top.

These are the techniques for pruning the sequoia bonsai. Along with pruning, it also needs lots of care. The soil used must be moist, the temperature should be ideal. Never let the tree dry, not even once. Take care of pruning else the tree will grow like a giant sequoia.

Beautiful things need extra care. So, keep motivating yourself and take care of your sequoia bonsai.

Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen is the founder of OrganizeWithSandy and Works with Champalimaud Design where she curates and creates fresh ideas for designing and styling your life.

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