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A couple of people reacted to the placement of the branches when I initially posted images on social media, commenting that there was a lack of live growth on the right hand side of the trunk and a prominence of branches on the left hand side. However, my intention with this bonsai was not to construct the symmetrical, 'balanced' foliage of a large meadow tree. With all of the deadwood on display I felt that a dynamic, rather than restful, image was much more appropriate and so the postioning of the apex and character branches reflect the movement of the deadwood on the trunk (towards the left).

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Detail of the middle section of the deadwood.

big privet bonsai

Once the live veins, that support the live top growth, are established by the tree, Privet have a habit of dying back all other areas, giving the opportunity to create expanses of deadwood.

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I have carved the deadwood a number of times over the years, each time further refining and detailing it.

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The recent use of Cyanoacrylate (Superglue) to harden the deadwood has allowed me to add very delicate effects. For further details of some of these techniques, please see my carving videos on Bonsai4me here and here

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Ligustrum ovalifolium/ Privet bonsai. 2009-2017

A video to accompany this article can be seen here Styling Of A Huge Privet Bonsai Video

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