Amazing Transformation!

All it takes is a lot of time and a whole bunch of skill. Here’s a ‘before’ shot of Jay McDonald’s fluffy Japanese Larch, a deciduous conifer.

Jay spent 7 hours plucking needles prior to his recent all-day wiring marathon/workshop with visiting bonsai professional Bjorn Bjorholm (http://www.bjornbjorholm.com/).

In this case, ‘all-day’ = 10 hours of wiring!  Fortunately, Jay estimates he won’t need to unwire this tree for two years.

Almost tragically, this tree lost two important branches about 3 years ago. Jay unwired the tree then and grew new branches to fill the vacancy left behind.  Jay’s effort has really paid off!

 

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