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Privet Multi Trunk Bonsai

October 2013: With a heavy feeding and watering regime, the Privet multi-trunk bonsai thrived throughout the growing season of 2013. By October of that year I decided to invest the time into finishing the tree, with a view to replanting it into a handmade pot during the Spring of 2014.

Privet Multi Trunk Bonsai

Several areas of the trunk required dressing to cover up old scars or simply to break up otherwise 'open' or blank areas of the bonsai. The carving I carried out had been greatly simplified by limiting it to just three tones; black (the hollowed out wood), white (the bare wood below the cambium layer) and the bark itself.

Although less realistic than natural deadwood, this style is so simplified that is has a more immediate impact on the viewer.

Privet Multi Trunk Bonsai

Privet Multi Trunk Bonsai

The branches of the bonsai were then pruned, wired and placed.

Privet/Ligustrum ovalifolium bonsai. Height 18"/44cm, trunkbase 11"/27cm

Privet Multi Trunk Bonsai

Privet bonsai multi-trunk (Ligustrum ovalifolium). February 2012 (top images) to October 2013.

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