Twin Trunk / Mother - Son Cedars

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Twin Trunk / Mother - Son Cedars

Postby alpinebonsart » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:27 am

Hi once again to all the Bonsai-ists / Artists .This is a simple but effective method of obtaining a Twin trunk or multi trunk bonsai trainer .Armed with 2 young seedlings of different ages {2-4 years} i simply remove a slice of bark in matched pairs all the way to the hard wood . Using duct tape or similar i simply tape the trunks together at the base and with cable ties secure the joint between the trees so they can veneer/graft together .


With the trunks secured together i repot and secure the trainer into position using electrical cable /wire . Simply wire as per normal , style and shape the trees to the desired shape and there you have a wonderful trainer
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bark removed from both bases
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Seedlings used for twin trunk style
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Bases secured with tape and ties
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Re: Twin Trunk / Mother - Son Cedars

Postby alpinebonsart » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:19 pm

This is the result of 2 hours of fun with 2 different types of Cedars . This method of veneering or side grafting has many uses in Bonsai to increase ramafication , trunk thickness , additional trunks . You dont have to use young seedlings , older stock can be used although you may need to remove some of the hardwood to produce a uniform trunk base . The most important thing to remember is to align the cambium layers to each other .Cheers and happy Bonsai
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Atlas Cedar {Cedrus Atlantica}Front view . Wired , trained and with moss added it looks rather good for a quick transformation from seedling to Bonsai starter
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This is the side view showing depth and movement not captured buy the camera . It can be obtained using very young or sparse seedlings .Age 2-4 year old seedlings in training 5 minutes, 1 hour to complete
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Deodora Cedar {Himalayan Cedar}in the same style using the same method as per Atlas Cedar .
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