How To Trim And Prune Your Bonsai
Pruning and trimming is an important aspect in keeping your tree miniature sized. However, this must be done correctly. You are to trim and prune back new growth only to the safest and furthest point possible. That does not mean clearing all new growth; the plant needs it to stay healthy. Trees grow at different rates depending on their zone, whether tropical or subtropical, but in essence, periodic trimming and pruning will be necessary throughout the year. To make your work easier and ensure no tree is left unattended, evaluate the rate of growth for each of your trees and have a pruning and trimming schedule that can accommodate each. Some bonsai require very specific pruning and trimming to ensure they won't get damaged during the process. Make sure to check the individual species page of your bonsai so that it gets the care tailored to its needs.