Carving a Privet Bonsai with Harry Harrington Video
Video showing me carving a Ligustrum / Privet bonsai, collected 2 years previously from a hedgerow, by apprentice Sean Stolp.
The 45cm/18" tall tree was very ordinary material for bonsai, having a single live trunk and an area of deadwood stumps at its base. In this video, the area is carved to improve the appearance of the deadwood, to turn it into a feature of the tree as well as hiding the stumps.
The carving tools used in this video, including Bonsai Nibblers, are available from the Bonsai4me shop