If you work for any length of time at all with bonsai, you must understand and be comfortable with the process of ‘wiring’ your tree. Wire is used in bonsai for a number of reasons– none of which directly harm, stunt, or restrict the tree’s growth, contrary to some opinions outside the bonsai community. Simply put, wire is applied to the trunk and branches of a tree in order to hold the desired shape of the tree’s design. Wire is an almost constant companion to a bonsai throughout its formative years and into its old age. It’s the rare bonsai, in fact, that does notRead More →