Trimming is the process of cutting away unnecessary growth on the bonsai. Branches, buds and leaves are pruned. This controls the progress of the bonsais development, allowing you to mold the developing tree as needed and later maintain its mature form. Branch trimming is especially essential to create and preserve the bonsais form.
With the basic goal in mind, focus can be placed on the specific aim of branch trimming. The most obvious result of trimming is to remove extraneous and unattractive budding limbs and more mature branches. Trimming removes the branches that do not contribute to the Bonsai shape. It also provide space and light to the inner, smaller branches and buds
There are lots of lessons and tutorials on trimming bonsai that are older. But you also need to start trimming them while they are younger in order to start to encourage them into the right shape and size.
Our little trees are between three and four years old and haven’t had any trimming This one is very tall with a lot of growth at the top so we are going to trim it down to keep it from growing taller and promote better growing in the branches that remain.
Clip a little above the last shoot that will be remaining on your tree. Now we wait to see how the rest will do. We also clipped off a small branch that was growing on the same side as the branch before it. This is for aesthetics. Don’t be afraid to prune or worry about cutting off too muc. As long as your tree is healthy and still has leaves on it it will keep growing.
Shears are essential tools for removing leaves and shoots when trimming the tree to the desired shape, and for clipping fine roots when potting it. Since most cuts are made using the tips of the shears, these have been designed with a unique overbite to ensure clean cuts at the tip