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
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Bucks Free Press
Community events: Garden parties and family fun daysBucks Free PressA range of Bonsai species will be on display as well as a collection of miniature stone landscapes thanks to the British Suiseki Club. Experts will demonstrate some top bonsai techniques and a selection of pots, trees and tools will be on sale. Leading ...
Child's first taste of gardening should be sweetPress HeraldThey had their own wheelbarrow and a big red wagon for transporting tools. Having ... The college student has kept a dish of succulents alive the entire school year and in January put in Nancy's care a bonsai Christmas tree that she hopes to use next year.
Gardening classes, plant sales, outings, eventsThe Register-GuardSaturday, May 14: Beginning bonsai workshop, 11 a.m., Garland Nursery, 5470 N.E. Highway 20, Corvallis. Conducted ... Newly built library offers low-cost access to building repair and garden tools; sits on land donated by the Friendly Street Church of God.and more »