Bonsai Tools You Need To Look After Your Bonsai
With the right tools, you can do anything...
If you have only recently taken an interest in bonsai trees, you may not yet know that
there are a variety of special tools to help you shape and take care of your bonsai tree.
By bonsai tools, I don't mean such things as
containers, fertilizers, and soil as these are the materials you will need to house your bonsai
tree and make it grow, but rather the implements you will need for
maintenance and grooming. These tools include the trimmers, cutters, bending jacks and more.
What specific tools are available for the bonsai gardeners? There is a concave cutter, a leaf
trimmer, a wire cutter, a knob cutter, a rake with spatula, coir brush,
a root hook, and some small, medium, and large shears. The concave
cutter is the most common of bonsai tools and is used on larger branches.
These cutters make a small cut in the trunk or branch which aids in the healing process. Like the other
cutters, the edges must
remain sharp in order to allow for a clean cut. You should avoid smashing the branches when you make a
cut. a clean trim will reduce the chances of your
bonsai tree contracting a disease through its freshly cut
Other tools include scissors, branch bending jacks, bamboo chopsticks,
and wire pliers and shears for detailing. Wiring it used to shape the
trunk of a bonsai tree and as such is must have bonsai tool.
In general, wires used are either copper or anodized
What are the chopsticks for? They are used to sift new
into the existing soil. They are also employed in seperating the old
roots from the root ball to allow for ease of pruning.
The branch and root scissors are
used to cut the bonsai tree branches and roots. Both again require a
sharp edge to ensure clean cuts. Do not use them
interchangeably. Root scissors tend to dull faster than those used on
branches, so you will want to keep them separated to assure you use the
These are the basic bonsai tools which aide in the promotion of
new soil with the old soil, trimming, pruning and shaping your tree.
Grooming is just
as important to bonsai care as watering and fertilization.
maintain your bonsai tools and pay attention to what your tree needs,
you will produce a thriving bonsai tree that can become a family heirloom.
News About Bonsai Tools
Marin Independent Journal
Bonsai, to learn about and to bid onMarin Independent JournalThe Marin Bonsai Club's annual auction is Aug. 17, and if you're ready to try your hand at this timeless garden art, this would be a great place to start. “There will be terrific deals on bonsai, pre-bonsai, stands, tools, books and other bonsai ...
26-28 Aug 2017 - Bonsai Weekend at GordaleAboutMyAreaLarge and varied selection of bonsai trees for sale, including starter trees plus guidance from Kyoto Bonsai, pots from Walsall Ceramics and tools and equipment from Green Dragon Bonsai. Meet award-winning Bonsai expert John Armitage. John's love of ...
The Detroit News
Welcome Mat: Nadeau opens first Michigan locationThe Detroit NewsIf you're curious about bonsai, Bordine's in Rochester Hills is hosting the Four Seasons' 44th Annual Bonsai Show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13. There will be workshops, demonstrations and vendors selling bonsai trees and ...
Community News For The Manchester EditionHartford CourantThe September meeting will start with speaker Todd Hansen. He will talk on Bonsai Basics: Illusion vs. Reality. The meetings are open; the public is encouraged to attend. .... MANCHESTER — For its September tag sale, the Manchester Land Conservation ...
Home and Garden eventsMilwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukee Bonsai Society: Lynden Sculpture Garden Bonsai Exhibit open to the public Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, (through Oct. 31). Admission is free to Lynden members or with admission to the sculpture garden. 2145 W. Brown Deer Road.
The Hans India
Horticulture festival to begin from August 27The Hans IndiaHyderabad: State Department of Horticulture and Sericulture will organise a five-day Telangana Udyana Mahothsavam between August 27 and 31 at People's Plaza on Necklace Road in city. Commissioner of Horticulture L Venkatrami Reddy said the ...